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Once filled with Taliban inmates, Kabul prison now abandoned

A Taliban soldier stands in Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 15, 2021. The prison on the outskirts of Kabul was once filled with members of the Taliban and Islamic State. Now, one month after the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan, it stands empty.

WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier stands in Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 15, 2021. The prison on the outskirts of Kabul was once filled with members of the Taliban and Islamic State. Now, one month after the Taliban swept to power in...more

A Taliban soldier stands in Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 15, 2021. The prison on the outskirts of Kabul was once filled with members of the Taliban and Islamic State. Now, one month after the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan, it stands empty. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A view of a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. Many prisoners were released before the militants seized control. In 2020, the Afghan government released Taliban prisoners from a batch of 400 whom the militants wanted freed before they agreed to start peace negotiations.

WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A view of a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. Many prisoners were released before the militants seized control. In 2020, the Afghan government released Taliban prisoners from a batch of 400 whom the militants wanted freed before they agreed to start...more

A view of a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. Many prisoners were released before the militants seized control. In 2020, the Afghan government released Taliban prisoners from a batch of 400 whom the militants wanted freed before they agreed to start peace negotiations. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. Since the Taliban swept into power last month, the militant group has released more prisoners across the country.

WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. Since the Taliban swept into power last month, the militant group has released more prisoners across the country. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. Since the Taliban swept into power last month, the militant group has released more prisoners across the country. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A view of a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A view of a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A view of a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A person walks in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A person walks in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A person walks in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A Taliban soldier walks in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier walks in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier walks in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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An Islamic State flag painted on a book stand is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

An Islamic State flag painted on a book stand is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

An Islamic State flag painted on a book stand is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Pul-e-Charkhi prison police helmets and shields. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Pul-e-Charkhi prison police helmets and shields. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Pul-e-Charkhi prison police helmets and shields. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Cases of documents are seen in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Cases of documents are seen in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Cases of documents are seen in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A view of a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A view of a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A view of a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Handcuffs are seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Handcuffs are seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Handcuffs are seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Decorations are seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Decorations are seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Decorations are seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A view of a corridor in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A view of a corridor in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A view of a corridor in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Taliban soldiers stand in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers stand in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers stand in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Markings are seen in a cell in the Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Markings are seen in a cell in the Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Markings are seen in a cell in the Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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An Afghan flag is seen in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

An Afghan flag is seen in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

An Afghan flag is seen in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A Taliban soldier stands in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier stands in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier stands in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Taliban soldiers walk in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers walk in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers walk in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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People walk next to the Pul-e-Charkhi prison wall. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People walk next to the Pul-e-Charkhi prison wall. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People walk next to the Pul-e-Charkhi prison wall. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A general view of the Pul-e-Charkhi prison building. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A general view of the Pul-e-Charkhi prison building. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A general view of the Pul-e-Charkhi prison building. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A Taliban soldier stands in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier stands in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier stands in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Graffiti is seen in a cell in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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