U.S. hands to Pakistan senior militant detained in Afghanistan

December 7, 2014 12:56 PM

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KABUL/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - The United States has handed to Pakistan three prisoners including a senior Taliban militant held in Afghanistan, as Washington rushes to empty its Afghan prison before losing the legal right to detain people there at the end of the year.

U.S. forces captured Latif Mehsud, a top deputy in Pakistan's faction of the Taliban, in October 2013, in an operation that angered then Afghan president Hamid Karzai.

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