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Abducted Red Crescent Doctors Freed In Northern Afghanistan

An Afghan man receives aid from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (file photo).

Three doctors working for the Afghan Red Crescent Society who were abducted by militants in northern Afghanistan have been freed.

Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the governor of Sar-e Pul Province, said on July 16 that tribal elders and Afghan security forces worked together to free the doctors.

Amani said the three had been seized by militants on July 14 while they were “providing medical assistance to villagers” near the village of Ahoo in the province’s Sayaad district.

The Afghan Red Crescent Society provides health-care services to remote areas and villages where there is no access to medical clinics.

Based on reporting by dpa and Tolo News

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