Taliban release American engineer Mark Frerichs in prisoner swap -acting foreign min


Reuters | Kabul | Updated: 19-09-2022 13:15 IST | Created: 19-09-2022 13:14 IST
Taliban release American engineer Mark Frerichs in prisoner swap -acting foreign min
Taliban's acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi. Image Credit: ANI
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The Taliban's acting foreign minister on Monday said the group had released American engineer Mark Frerichs in exchange for the United States freeing a senior Taliban figure on Monday.

Acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi told journalists at a media conference in Kabul that they had exchanged Frerichs at Kabul Airport on Monday morning and in return received Haji Bashir Noorzai, who had been held for decades in U.S. custody after facing drug charges.

Frerichs is an engineer and U.S. Navy veteran from Lombard, Illinois, who worked in Afghanistan for a decade on development projects. He was abducted in early February 2020.

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