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By The Washington Post
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, 8:48 p.m.
 

In a goodwill gesture toward Afghanistan, Pakistani authorities announced Saturday that they had released seven Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the brother of a former senior insurgent commander who was killed in 2007.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry in Islamabad said the release of Mansoor Dadullah and six other insurgents was carried out “to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process” and that it had now freed a total of 26 Taliban detainees in the past year.

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