Ghalanai: Taliban free 37 prisoners of rival group
GHALANAI: A jirga of tribal elders in Mohmand Agency on Monday brokered the release of 37 prisoners from the captivity of the Taliban. The 37 people were arrested after the Taliban clashed with members of another armed group called the followers of Muslim Khan, alias Shah Sahib, two weeks ago.
Shah Sahib and several of his men were killed in the incident. The Taliban had freed six of the 37 prisoners’ colleagues on Sunday when the jirga was in progress. Jirga member Abu Noman announced that the 37 people were being freed unconditionally.