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Taliban Releases Four Kidnapped Judges

(Last Updated On: July 25, 2018)

The Taliban has released four judges who were kidnapped by the militant group from Jawzjan-Sar-e-Pul highway earlier this month, officials said Tuesday.

Confirming the report, Sar-e-Pul Police Chief, Abdul Qayum Baqizoi said that the judges have been freed, following a series of political talks.

Sources, however, told Ariana News that the Taliban have released the abductees in exchange for ransom.

Sar-e-Pul is among the restive provinces in north, where the Taliban and Islamic State militant groups are actively operating in a number of its remote districts.

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