US angered by Afghan release of 65 accused militants from prison
Newscast Media KABUL—The United States says Afghanistan’s decision to release 65
accused militants from a former U.S. prison near Kabul is “deeply regrettable.”
The suspected militants were freed early on February 13 from Bagram prison, which
was transferred under Afghan authority last year.
“According to the information we received from our military police headquarters, we
confirmed that 65 prisoners from Bagram prison have been released this
morning,” Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi told reporters.
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said in a statement that the Afghan government “bears
responsibility for the results of its decision.” CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>