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Afghanistan to free 'hard-core' Taliban prisoners

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Afghanistan to free 'hard-core' Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan to free 'hard-core' Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan has agreed to release 40 Taliban prisoners, accused of some of the country's bloodiest attacks, in order to pave the way for peace talks.

David Doyle reports.


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