GHAZNI, Afghanistan, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Taliban militants on Saturday evening set free female lawmaker Freeba Kakar after keeping her in custody for a couple of weeks, Ghazni governor Musa Khan Akbarzada said Sunday.
"With the mediation of local elders, the Taliban set free the female parliamentarian, Freeba Ahmadi, and handed her to her family on Saturday evening," Akbarzada told Xinhua.
However, he didn't provide more details.
Meanwhile, deputy to Ghazni's Provincial Council, Abdul Jami Jami, told Xinhua that Freeba Ahmadi was freed Saturday after the release of seven Taliban detainees by the government.
On the other hand, Zabihullah Mujahid who claimed to speak for the Taliban outfit told media via telephone from an unknown location said that lawmaker Freeba Ahmadi was exchanged with four women and two children loyal to the Taliban outfit.
A lawmaker from Kandahar province, Freeba Ahmadi was abducted by the Taliban in mid August along with her daughter, son and driver. But a few days of the kidnapping, the Taliban released her son, daughter and driver and conditioned her release to the release of Taliban detainees from government prisons.