Pakistan frees four Afghan Taliban leaders
Islamabad: Pakistan has freed four senior Taliban leaders, including a former justice minister, at the request of the Afghan government.
Ex-Taliban justice minister Mullah Nuroddin Turabi was among those released Monday, a senior official of the Pakistani foreign ministry said, requesting anonymity.
The move is expected to help build momentum to the Afghan peace process.
Former Taliban communications minister Allah Dad, ex-governor of Helmand province Mullah Abdul Bari and former Taliban guard Muhammad Azeem were also released, Xinhua reported.
Pakistan had freed 13 other Taliban militants last month.
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