Afghan Kidnappers Demand Freeing of Named Prisoners

A militant Afghan group holding three foreign U.N. workers has given negotiators a list of Taliban prisoners and said it will kill the hostages unless they — and all Afghans jailed in Guantanamo Bay — are freed.

The Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) said the Jaish-e-Muslimeen (Army of Muslims) had handed over the names of at least 25 Taliban followers jailed in Afghanistan whose release it was demanding. “The United Nations has asked for the list of prisoners and we have given a list of at least 25 people inside Afghanistan,” AIP quoted the group’s leader Mullah Sayed Mohammad Akbar Agha as saying. Full Story

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