Afghan forces rescue 18 deminers

21:49, December 10, 2010      

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Afghan security forces with the support of NATO-led troops were able to rescue all the 18 deminers from the clutch of abductors just one day after their abduction in the eastern Khost province on Friday, provincial police chief Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai said.

"Our security forces backed by international troops launched operation this morning and had set them free within an hour and all of them are safe and sound" Ishaqzai told Xinhua.

However, he added that the truck used by the de-miners is still with the abductors but did not put finger at any particular groups or individuals for the abduction.

Unknown armed men kidnapped 18 de-miners working for Mine Detection Center (MDC) a non-governmental organization active in clearing mines and unexploded explosive devices in the province.

Source: Xinhua

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