Last week, three doctors were abducted from a village on the outskirts of the city of Sar-e Pol in northern Afghanistan. They were freed over the weekend following the intervention of local elders and security forces.

The militants took their the doctors’ vehicle as well. The area is reportedly under the control of the Taliban, though it is unclear who is responsible for the abduction.

From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Abducted Red Crescent Doctors Freed In Northern Afghanistan

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.

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From the New Afghan Press

3 Doctors Kidnapped In Sar-I-Pul

The doctors had gone to Aho village of the district to provide treatment to local residents, the provincial government spokesman, Zabihullah Amani said.

He said the Taliban abducted the three doctors from the village to Laghman area on the outskirts of Sar-i-Pul city, the provincial capital.

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