Netherlands: Dutchman kidnapped in Afghanistan freed

December 3, 2010 00:37


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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch aid worker kidnapped more than a month ago in northern Afghanistan has been released, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

The man, whose identity was not released, was kidnapped by four gunmen on Oct. 25 together with his Afghan driver.

The ministry said in a statement both the Dutchman and his driver have been released.

The aid worker is in a "safe location" and will return to the Netherlands as soon as possible, the statement said, adding that the driver is back with his family.

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