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Tribal elder set free from Bagram jail

Tribal elder set free from Bagram jail

Nov 03, 2011 - 12:54

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): A tribal elder from Arghandab district of southern Kandahar was set free after spending 15 months in the Bagram jail, the Governor's House said on Thursday.

Haji Raz Mohammad was detained during a combined operation by Afghan and International troops on the charge of having links with the Talibaninfo-icon. He was released as a result of mediation by the district chief, peace council and tribal elders.

Haji Shah Mohammad Ahmadi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News he was trying to create a peaceful environmentinfo-icon for residents and to resolve their problems.

He praised Mohammad as influential figure, who he could play an effective role in improving security and furthering the peace process in the area.



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