October 4, 2022
US, Afghanistan hold prisoner swap after “prolonged talks”

US, Afghanistan hold prisoner swap after “prolonged talks”

The Taliban handed over a US Navy veteran who was detained for more than two years to the US. (Representative)

Kabul, Afghanistan:

Afghanistan’s foreign minister said the Taliban today handed over a US Navy veteran detained for more than two years to the United States in exchange for the release of a key ally.

“Today, Mark Frerich was handed over to the US and Haji Bashar was handed over to us at Kabul airport,” Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaki told a news conference in the capital.

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