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Hundreds more Taliban prisoners freed on last day of Afghan truce

Bagram (Afghanistan) (AFP) – Afghan authorities freed hundreds more Taliban prisoners on Tuesday, as calls grew for the militants to extend a ceasefire on its third and final day.The historic pause in fighting — only the second in nearly 19 years of war — has mostly held across Afghanistan, providing a rare respite from the conflict’s grinding violence.Authorities said they had released about 900 Taliban prisoners across the country on Tuesday, approximately 600 of them from the notorious Bagram jail near Kabul.The release is part of a pledge by the Afghan government to free up to 2,000 insu…

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