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Kabul kills Taliban chief freed from Guantanamo

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who became a Taliban commander after his release from US detention in Cuba has been killed by Afghan forces conducting a security sweep before next month’s presidential election. Maulvi Abdul Ghaffar was held at Guantanamo for eight months after he was captured in northern Afghanistan in 2001 but later returned to his homeland. Jan Mohammed Khan, the governor of Uruzgan province, said Ghaffar had been a senior commander who had been leading a guerrilla campaign. Dozens of people captured by the Americans after the fall of the Taliban in 2001 were later deemed to have had no involvement in terrorism and were allowed to return to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Full Story

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