US hands over top Taliban leader to Pakistan

December 7, 2014 5:20 PM

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The US has handed over three Pakistani detainees to Pakistan, including Latifullah Mehsud, a senior Pakistani Taliban leader, according to US and Pakistani authorities.

"We can confirm that the United States repatriated three Pakistanis held in US custody in Afghanistan following consultations between the United Sates and Pakistan and after receiving appropriate assurances regarding humane treatment," a spokesperson with the US embassy in Islamabad said in a statem...

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