Former Guantanamo prisoner killed in Afghanistan

By REUTERS
September 3, 2011 11:28

 
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KABUL - A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who joined the Taliban upon return to his native Afghanistan was killed overnight by NATO-led forces in the east of the country, local officials said on Saturday.

Sabar Lal was killed by troops from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan security forces in Nangarhar province, the coalition confirmed in a statement.

ISAF declined to say if Lal was kept in Guantanamo, but Afghan officials speaking on condition of anonymity said he was released from the US-run prison in Cuba three years ago after being held there for five years.

ISAF said he was strongly connected to the al-Qaida network.

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