Sources: Taliban frees U.S. & Australian hostages in a prisoner swap, Taliban Comdr. part of swap

Nov 19, 2019, 03.55 PM(IST)
Taliban insurgents released two Western hostages - Kevin King from the United States and Timothy Weeks from Australia - on Tuesday in a prisoner exchange deal with the Afghan government, two Afghan officials said. Three Taliban commanders who are part of a prisoner swap for two Western hostages held by the militant group have landed in Qatar, three Taliban sources familiar with the deal said on Tuesday.