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Pakistan frees 3 more Taliban leaders

Pakistan frees 3 more Taliban leaders

Nov 27, 2013 - 10:12

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Pakistaninfo-icon government has freed three more Afghan insurgent figures, including Talibaninfo-icon supreme leader Mullahinfo-icon Muhammad Omar's secretary, in an effort to promote peace in Afghanistaninfo-icon, media reports said on Wednesday.

A Pakistani new

spaper, The Express Tribune, quoted an unnamed official an official as saying that releasing the Afghan militant leaders was an ongoing process aimed to facilitate reconciliation in the neighbouring country.

Mullah Abdul Ahad Jahangirwal, secretary to Mullah Omar during Taliban rule, Mullah Abdul Manan, an ex-governor of southern Helmand province, and Mullah Younas, a Taliban military official, were released

The fresh releases came a week after a High Peace Councilinfo-icon delegation, led by its Chairman Salahuddin Rabbani, visited Pakistan. The peace negotiators met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the former Taliban deputy chief.

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