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Kidnappings Dog Kabul 3 Years After Taliban Defeat

Three U.N. workers remained hostages of a Taliban faction despite hopes they would be freed by the Muslim festival of Eid which began on Saturday, the third anniversary of the Taliban’s flight from the Afghan capital.The kidnappers, who have threatened to kill the hostages from Northern Ireland, Kosovo and the Philippines, complained that the government had yet to free 26 Taliban prisoners as part of a deal they said it made to secure their release. Mullah Sabir Momin, a commander of the Jaish-e Muslimeen (Army of Muslims) splinter group, blamed the United States.Full Story

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