Kabul urges Afghan detainees' release after 'illegal' transfer to Qatar

KABUL (AFP) - Kabul on Sunday called for the immediate release of five former Guantanamo Afghan detainees sent to Qatar in exchange for the freedom of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, branding their transfer to a third country illegal.

The transfer of the five Taleban militants, who a Qatari source told AFP must stay in the country for a year, "goes against the laws", the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

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