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U.S. hands three militants to Pakistan

KABUL/D.I. KHAN: The United States has handed to Pakistan three prisoners including a senior Taliban militant held in Afghanistan, as Washington rushes to empty its Afghan prison before losing the legal right to detain people there at the end of the year.

U.S. soldier flies to freedom after Afghan prisoner swap

BAGRAM AIR BASE: The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was being flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday after his dramatic release in a swap for five Taliban militants who had been in Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba for over a decade. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, had been in captivity for nearly five years and his release, following years of on-and-off negotiations, suddenly became possible after harder-line factions of the Afghan Taliban shifted course and agreed to support it, according…