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Pakistan agrees to free several Afghan Taleban prisoners

Published on Nov 14, 2012 2:00 PM

ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) - Pakistan has agreed in talks with Afghan peace negotiators to free several Afghan Taleban prisoners, officials from both countries said on Wednesday, the clearest sign that Pakistan will put its weight behind Afghan reconciliation efforts.

"We aren't too certain whether they can play an important role in peace negotiations but it is a positive gesture from Pakistan in helping peace efforts," an Afghan official told Reuters.