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News number: 9107169576

12:32 | 2013-05-13

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Afghan Taliban to Release Remaining Captive Turks

TEHRAN (FNA)- Four Turkish nationals still being held by Afghan militants will be released shortly, Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahed said in an email statement on Monday, adding that the recent release of four other Turks was intended as a "goodwill gesture".



The freed Turks were taken to the Turkish Embassy in Kabul, officials said on Sunday, RT reported.

Mujahed did not make any reference to the Afghan translator and two pilots - one from Russia and one from Kyrgyzstan - who were captured along with the eight others when their helicopter made an emergency landing in Eastern Afghanistan's Logar province, a Taliban stronghold, on April 21.