Taliban act

Posted: 7 months ago

KABUL: Afghan authorities are opening prison doors for thousands
of Taliban inmates in a high-risk gambit to ensure the insurgent group begins
peace talks with Kabul.

Security concerns are mounting as several of the newly liberated
fighters say they are ready to resume their holy war.

“If the Americans do not pull out, we will continue our jihad,
because they have killed many Afghans in their operations,” said Mohamed Daud,
who was freed from Bagram jail north of Kabul last month.

“We do not want foreign forces in our country anymore,” he said,
dressed in a traditional shalwar kameez, before taking a taxi back to his
village with a cash handout from authorities worth $65.