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Afghan bus hostages released in prisoner swap

The Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has confirmed that 19 of 31 men kidnapped on a bus in southern Afghanistan have been released in an apparent prisoner swap.

They are all from the ethnic Hazara community and were seized while making their way back to Afghanistan from jobs in Iran.

A video released last month by a militant group allegedly showed the beheading of one of the hostages.

David Loyn reports from Kabul

  • 11 May 2015
  • From the section Asia
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