Afghanistan

Senators Urge Afghanistan's President Not To Release Prisoners US Believes Are a Threat

Hundreds planned to be released from Bagram prison

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(Reuters) - U.S. senators visited the Afghan president on Thursday to try to push forward talks to sign a crucial bilateral security deal and halt the release of prisoners the United States considers a threat to security.

Afghanistan plans to release hundreds of prisoners from Bagram prison, which was handed over from U.S. control only after a deal was reached in March after intense negotiations because Washington feared dangerous inmates would be freed.