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Seven Taliban set free in Pakistani peace bid

More than a dozen Taliban prisoners, some of them prominent figures, were released by Pakistan and Afghanistan with no guarantees that they would not rejoin the insurgency, officials said Saturday. Pakistani officials said that they were releasing seven Taliban prisoners to facilitate the peace process, while Afghan officials said they had requested the releases and welcomed the move.

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  • Headline: Seven Taliban set free in Pakistani peace bid
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 1 on 09/08/2013
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