The Taliban and government officials reported on Sunday that it had released Fariba Ahmadi Kakar, a female Afghan parliamentarian. She was handed over to local elders on Saturday night, about a month after she and her children were abducted at gunpoint on the highway between Kabul and Kandahar. Her driver and children were released a few days later. Kakar, who was elected in 2005, is one of 69 female MPs in Afghanistan, and the first ever to be taken by the militant group. In exchange for Kakar, five Taliban fighters and six Taliban family members were released by the government. She is reportedly in good health and has been reunited with her family.