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Taliban releases Kyrgyz pilot captured in Afghanistan.

Taliban released a Kyrgyz citizen captured in Afghanistan a month and half ago, reported AFP with reference to militants. The release of the captured man became a good will gesture for the Kyrgyz government. The man was also released since he is Muslim. The location of the released man is not specified. A Kyrgyz citizen was in the group captured by Taliban in late April. The group included passengers and crew members of the helicopter, which had to make an emergency landing in Logar Province. The people were captured shortly after landing. The helicopter was burnt by militants. The group had 2 helicopter pilots - Russian citizen Pavel Petrenko and Kyrgyz citizen Nurgazu Konushbekov, 7 citizens of Turkey and Afgan translator. Taliban released Turkish citizens later on. The Russian and Afghan men are still held by Talibam, according to AFP.

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Date:Jun 11, 2013
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