Afghan detainee release a concern: White House

WASHINGTON Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:51pm EST

White House spokesman Jay Carney answers questions during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington December 12, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

White House spokesman Jay Carney answers questions during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington December 12, 2013 file photo.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Friday that the release of Afghan detainees the United States considers dangerous is a concern and that U.S. officials have discussed the issue with counterparts in Kabul.

"We are very concerned about the release of any detainees who would pose a threat to U.S. forces and this is an issue that we take quite seriously," he said at a briefing.

(Reporting By Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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