Pakistan set to release Taliban prisoners in step towards peace

By REUTERS
September 7, 2013 09:15

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan said on Saturday it was releasing a group of Afghan Taliban in order to assist the nascent Afghan peace process, in what may be a step towards improving the troubled relationship between the South Asian neighbors.

The Pakistani foreign ministry said Islamabad was freeing seven Afghan Taliban. The release followed a trip late last month by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Pakistan, where he expressly sought the release of some Afghan insurgents.


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