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Taleban ‘free’ French aid worker

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BBC News / Friday, 11 May 2007

French aid worker kidnapped by the Taleban in Afghanistan on 3 April has been released, a Taleban spokesman has told the BBC.

There is no word on the fate of three Afghans also held by the group.

The Taleban spokesman said the freed man was handed over to the Red Cross in the province of Kandahar.

There has been no word from the French government about the release. A French woman kidnapped at the same time was released two weeks ago.

The aid workers were employed by the French group Terre d’enfance.

It is not commenting on the reports at present.

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Written by afghandevnews

May 12, 2007 at 3:24 am

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