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GHAZNI, Afghanistan,(Reuters) – Taliban insurgents freed five more South Korean hostages on Wednesday, taking to eight the number set free after reaching an agreement with South Korea on the release of all 19 Koreans held for nearly six weeks.

The five, including four women and a man, were handed over to representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, as the first three were earlier in the day, Reuters witnesses said.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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