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Colin Rutherford freed from Taliban detention

A Canadian caught by the Taliban in Afghanistan has been liberated after over five years in bondage.

Colin Rutherford was discharged on Monday, taking after endeavors expedited by the Qatari government, Canadian outside priest Stephane Dion said.

The Taliban declared the catch of Mr Rutherford in 2011, blaming him for being a spy. Mr Rutherford denied this, saying he was a traveler.

In an announcement, the Taliban said he had been discharged on helpful grounds.

Mr Rutherford was liberated on Monday morning in focal Ghazni territory, nearby police boss Aminullah Amarkhil said in quotes conveyed by AP.

He was flown out in a helicopter from the remote region of Giro, the police boss included.

“Canada is exceptionally satisfied that endeavors attempted to secure the arrival of Colin Rutherford from imprisonment have been effective,” Mr Dion said.

“We anticipate Mr Rutherford having the capacity to come back to Canada and rejoin with his family and friends and family,” he said, and communicated “genuine much obliged” to the legislature of Qatar for its help.

The Taliban said it had discharged Mr Rutherford “on ground of compassionate sensitivity and glorious Islamic morals”, without giving any further points of interest on the discharge.

Monday’s discharge came as Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese and US authorities met for talks went for setting up a guide for peace between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban broken down a year ago, after news rose that Taliban pioneer Mullah Omar had truth be told kicked the bucket in 2013.

His delegate Mullah Mansour was pronounced pioneer in July – yet various senior Taliban authorities declined to promise devotion to him and set up an opponent group.

The original post appeared on BBC.

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