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Pakistani Taliban, army exchange prisoners

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban and the army exchanged prisoners Wednesday as a confidence-building measure ahead of possible peace talks, intelligence officials and militant commanders said.

The exchange included six militants and two paramilitary Frontier Corps soldiers, the officials and commanders said. It occurred in the Shawal area of the South Waziristan tribal region. The militants were taken to neighboring North Waziristan, the country’s main Taliban sanctuary.

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