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Pakistan Releases Taliban Co-Founder In Possible Overture To Talks

The release of Mullah Baradar more than eight years after he was detained in Karachi is seen as a goodwill gesture with the potential to bring the Taliban to the table.

The Afghan Taliban confirms that Pakistan has released the co-founder of the insurgent group — a move seen as a gesture aimed at bringing the Taliban, the Afghan government and the United States to the negotiating table.

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