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John McCain criticises release of Afghan prisoners

13 February 2014 Last updated at 11:29 GMT

US Senator John McCain has expressed his disappointment over a decision to release 65 detainees from Afghanistan's high security Bagram detention centre.

He described the prisoners as hardcore terrorists who had been caught red-handed.

Senator McCain told the BBC that President Karzai's decision was "beyond anything I could ever understand".