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Pakistan frees four more 'senior' Afghan Taliban prisoners

Pakistan frees four more senior Afghan Taliban prisoners

London: Pakistan has released four more Afghan Taliban prisoners, including former justice minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi.

Afghanistan had been in talks with Pakistan to try to free certain Taliban prisoners in order to push forward a peace process.

Pakistan released 13 Afghan Taliban members in November.

However, the former Afghan Taliban number two, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, remains in Pakistani custody, the BBC reports.

Dozens of other Taliban prisoners are also still detained in Pakistan, the report said.

According to the report, other three prisoners released are Mullah Abdul Bari, a former governor, Mullah Allahdad, a former deputy communications minister, and Mullah Azam, a former guard of Taliban leader Mullah Omar.


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