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Pakistan frees 13 Afghan militants

Posted on Nov 16, 10:24AM | IANS

Pakistan has freed 13 Afghan Taliban militants.

Taliban leader Anwar Haq Mujahid was among those release Thursday, Xinhua reported.

Earlier Afghanistan had submitted a list of Taliban leaders to Pakistan for their release. Mujahid was the Taliban commander when he was arrested in Pakistan in 2009.

Both countries have agreed to form a group to establish contact with Taliban as part of a move take forward the reconciliation process in Afghanistan.