US announces release of two Americans detained in Afghanistan
US Foreign Affairs Spokesman Ned Price
The United States announced on Tuesday the release of two of its nationals detained in Afghanistan, welcoming a “goodwill gesture” by the Taliban on the same day they drew international condemnation for banning women from university.
We understand that this is a gesture of goodwill on the part of the Taliban. This is not part of a prisoner or detainee exchange. No money was exchanged, State Department spokesman Ned Price said, noting that the two nationals were on their way to Doha.