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Eleven Taliban prisoners released in exchange for three Indian hostages: reports

07 Oct 2019 1TV News

Eleven Taliban prisoners have been released in exchange for three Indian engineers the militants had been holding, according to reports.

Citing a Taliban official, Pakistan’s Daily Times reported that the militants were freed from Bagram prison and handed to the group’s leaders in the northern Baghlan province in their controlled areas.

They include the Taliban’s former shadow governors for Kunar and Nimroz provinces Sheikh Abdul Rahim and Maulawi Rashid respectively and Aziz ur Rahman, the newphew of the Taliban deputy chief Sirajuddin Haqqani.

The militants were released in exchange for three Indian hostages who had been abducted in May last year.

The news has yet to be confirmed by the Afghan government or New Delhi.

Original Link: http://www.1tvnews.af/en/news/afghanistan/39776-eleven-taliban-prisoners-released-in-exchange-for-three-indian-hostages-reports

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