The Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) said in a statement Sunday that the government released 317 more Taliban prisoners from Parwan and other provincial prisons, bringing the total to 4,917.
The latest batch of the Taliban inmates were part of the 500 Taliban prisoners ordered free by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday in a gesture of goodwill.
The Taliban announced a surprise ceasefire during the three-day Muslim Eid al-Adha festival that started on Friday. The Afghan government welcomed and reciprocated the move with President Ghani pledging to wrap-up the troubled prisoner swap with the Taliban and urging them to get ready for talks in a week.
The truce, which is the third official ceasefire in nearly 19 years of war, has raised hopes for peace talks to be start soon.
Since Friday, there have been no reports of major clashes between the militants and government forces.