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NRF releases four Taliban captives in Badakhshan province

Anti-Taliban armed group, the National Resistance Front (NRF), has said that its forces have released four Taliban fighters who were held captives in the northeastern Badakhshan province.

The NRF said in a tweet on Friday that the Taliban prisoners were freed with “good treatment” before being captured by NRF fighters on Friday night who were attempting an ambush in the Farghamanj area of the Jurm district.

Weapons and ammunition from the Taliban prisoners were seized, NRF added.

Taliban officials in the province have not commented.

On July 18, NRF claimed to have killed and injured three Taliban soldiers in an attack in the Nahreen district of the northern Baghlan province.

Formed after the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan and led by Ahmad Massoud, the son of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the NRF has been engaged in a guerrilla war against the Taliban in the northern and northeastern provinces of Afghanistan. The group has mostly been active in Panjshir and neighboring provinces.