Taliban halt talks on U.S. soldier
Insurgents overrun base, kill 21 Afghan soldiers in bunks
Posted: February 24, 2014 at 3:23 a.m.
ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban said Sunday they had suspended “mediation” with the United States to exchange captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, halting — at least temporarily — what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-year-old soldier’s freedom since his capture in 2009.
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