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Pakistan Hands Over Warlord to Afghans

Pakistan has handed over to Afghanistan a renegade warlord who was arrested more than two months ago on accusations of banditry along the roads in a sensitive border region, officials said Wednesday. Bacha Khan Zadran — whose forces have at times fought alongside U.S. troops but also battled Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government — was handed over at a border crossing on Tuesday afternoon. Haji Din Mohammed, governor of eastern Nangarhar province, said Zadran was driven to the Jalalabad airport and flown away in a helicopter sent from Kabul, the capital. Afghan government officials in Kabul couldn’t be reached immediately for comment. Zadran was arrested about Dec. 1 in a tribal area of Pakistan near the Afghan frontier. Full Story

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