US hands over senior militant to Pakistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (R) and visiting US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) arrive for a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on December 6, 2014US troops in Afghanistan said Sunday they had handed over three Pakistani detainees to Islamabad, while a security source said one of them was a senior Pakistani Taliban commander. “Acting on behalf of the United States government, we transferred custody of three Pakistanis held in US custody in Afghanistan, to Pakistan,” US Forces-Afghanistan said in a statement in Kabul. “This followed consultations between the US and Pakistan and after receiving appropriate assurances”, it added.

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