Four kidnapped aid workers freed in Afghanistan
Four aid workers kidnapped in northern Afghanistan last month have been freed by coalition forces, officials say.
British nutritionist Helen Johnston, Kenyan medic Moragwa Oirere and two Afghans were rescued in an operation in Badakhshan province on Friday, the Nato-led Isaf said in a statement.
They were among five employees of Switzerland-based aid group Medair captured by insurgents on 22 May.
Five hostage takers were killed during the operation, Nato says.
The group were making their way on horseback to the remote, mountainous province of Badakhshan, in north-eastern Afghanistan, when they were captured.
One Afghan national was released soon afterwards.
According to Isaf, the others were found in a cave by the rescue team who arrived by helicopter under the cover of darkness.
Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, spokesman for security forces in northern Afghanistan, said the hostages were in a "good condition".
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