Afghanistan: Militants free 18 soldiers, one gov't official

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August 28, 2007 09:15

Militants on Tuesday released 18 soldiers and a government official kidnapped near Afghan border earlier this month, spokesmen for the army and the militants said. Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad said on Geo television news that the hostages were released unconditionally in South Waziristan, a militant stronghold in Pakistan's lawless frontier region.


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