The United States has urged Afghanistan to halt the release of eighty-eight prisoners from an Afghan jail because they pose a serious threat to security.

According to U.S. officials‚ America recently transferred the prison at Bagram to Afghan control after it had become a serious source of tension with the government in Afghanistan.

Correspondents say relations with Afghanistan have grown particularly strained over President Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign a bilateral security deal that would keep around eight thousand U.S. troops after 2014.         

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