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Three abducted Red Crescent doctors released in Afghanistan

Abducted for 3 days while aiding civilians in a village

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Three doctors with the Afghanistan-based branch of the Red Crescent on Saturday after they were kidnapped days earlier by a unnamed group of militants, according to Saudi Press Agency.

The doctors were abducted three days earlier on July 14 from a town in the northern Sar-e Pol province, said Zabihullah Amani, a local spokesman.

“The security forces and tribal elders collaborated in releasing the aid workers,” Amani told Afghan Online Press.

The men had been captured while “providing medical assistance to villagers.”

The Afghan branch of the Red Crescent grants healthcare benefits to the remote areas and rural villages with limited access to medicine and clinics.