Britain says Afghan Taliban have released five British nationals detained.
According to British media, Foreign Secretary Liz Travis said: “I am pleased that the United Kingdom has secured the release of five Afghan prisoners.
The British Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office said in a separate statement that the five men had no government job in Afghanistan and had gone to Afghanistan in violation of a travel advisory. That was a mistake. “
No further details were provided about when the men were arrested or on what grounds they were arrested.
In February, the government stated that British citizens had been detained in Afghanistan and that talks had been held with the Taliban.
One of them was Peter Joynal, a journalist and businessman.
Earlier, the Taliban released two foreign journalists, one of whom was a former British broadcaster.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a statement that “on behalf of the families of British citizens, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused Afghan culture or the law, and we assure you that this will not happen again.”
“The British Government regrets this incident,” the statement said.