Taliban has released more prisoners from Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul after the takeover. Kabul prison has had held several alleged Al-Qaeda and Islamic State terrorists. Taliban fighters entered the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Sunday and said they were awaiting a “peaceful transfer” of the city after promising not to take it by force, but panicked residents raced to the leave, with workers fleeing government offices and helicopters landing at the U.S. Embassy.
Prisoners were seen coming out of jail despite committing heinous crimes against humanity.
Earlier after the Afghan government troops surrendered Bagram airbase to the Taliban on Sunday. The base houses Pul-e-Charki prison, which has around 5,000 prisoners. It is the largest in Afghanistan and notorious for its poor conditions. A maximum-security cellblock held members of al Qaeda and Taliban, said reports.
Thousands of inmates, including former Islamic State and al-Qaeda fighters, were released from a prison on the outskirts of Kabul as the Taliban called for a “peaceful transition” of power.
It is a matter of concern for the entire world, as the Taliban prepares to build a government in Afghanistan, terrorist groups will re-emerge in the region far sooner than predicted. Hundreds of jailed convicts have been released by the Taliban after breaking into Kabul’s central jail and still, they are releasing many prisoners from the jail despite the crimes committed by these prisoners, they are freed. These people who are freed from the jails are terrorists, jihadis, and people who have plotted against India in the past. Their release picks up some crucial questions related not only to Afghanistan’s future but also to the future of the world. This isn’t the first time the Taliban has released inmates from Afghan prisons. A similar disaster happened at Kandahar prison, also known as Sarposa prison.