In Pul-e-Charkhi prison, on the outskirts of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, is Block Six, the prison wing that holds 2,000 Taliban. President Donald Trump seemed close to a deal with the Taliban in September 2019 and it seemed likely that some prisoners would be released. But Mr Trump abruptly called off the peace talks after the militants admitted responsibility for a bomb blast in Kabul that killed 12, including a US soldier.

As part of a BBC World Service assignment, producer Claire Press, correspondent Auliya Atrafi and photographer Ed Ram gained access to Block Six, met Taliban prisoners and reported on a conflict that continues to consume Afghanistan and its civilians.

Full BBC report available here: Inside Block Six: The prison wing that holds 2,000 Taliban

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