Prisoner transferred to Afghans vanished

Disappearance calls into question pact struck with ANA for handling detainees

From Thursday’s Globe and Mail

OTTAWA — A Taliban fighter captured by Canadians last summer went missing within hours of being placed in Afghan custody.

The disappearance, recorded in documents forwarded to The Globe and Mail, underlines the pitfalls in the controversial agreement — signed between Canada and Afghanistan in 2005 — to turn over Taliban prisoners to Afghan authorities.