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US anger as Afghanistan releases 65 'insurgents'

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Scores of alleged Taliban fighters walked free from jail in Afghanistan on Thursday, triggering condemnation from the United States which said they were responsible for killing NATO and Afghan soldiers as well as civilians. 

An Afghan soldier keeps watch outside Bagram prison on the outskirts of Kabul, on February 13, 2014

The release of the prisoners further worsened the bitter relationship between Kabul and Washington as US-led foreign troops prepare to withdraw after 13 years fighting the Islamist militants.

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