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Abducted foreign aid workers freed in Bamyan province

By Ghanizada - Fri Aug 23 2013, 7:54 am

BamyanAccording to local authorities in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan, Afghan security forces freed two foreing aid workers of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) from hostage takers.

Gen. Abdul Razzaq Ilkhni, provincial security chief of Bamyan province confirming the report said the two foreign aid workers were abducted from Qarghanato area and were kept in the same area by hostage takers.

Gen. Ilkhani further added Afghan security forces freed the two foreign aid workers during a military operation late Wednesday night.

He said the two includes a Canadian national, and Pakistani national, who were abducted while they were on their way to Band-e-Amir dam, by unknown gunmen.

This comes as another security official earlier said that the two foreing aid workers were American nationals.

Band-e-Amir is the national park of Afghanistan, and is one of the recreational places of the country which attracts hundreds of tourists annually.

In the meantime, Gen. Abdul Razzaq Ilkhani said that Afghan security forces have launched a search operation to detain those involved behind the hostage taking of the aid workers.

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