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Kabul Confirms Four Afghan Hostages Released By Taliban

Mullah Dadullah's body was released to his family (AFP) KABUL, June 7, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- The Afghan government has confirmed that the Taliban has released four Afghan hostages in exchange for the body of slain Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reported.

Afghan Health Minister Mohammad Amin Fatemi told RFE/RL today that the four had returned to their families in Kandahar.

The four medical workers, three nurses and a driver, were seized in March.

Dadullah was killed by U.S.-led forces in May.

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