Three abducted Red Crescent doctors released in Afghanistan

An Afghan man receives aid from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies after an earthquake, in Behsud district of Jalalabad province, Afghanistan October 28, 2015. (File Photo: Reuters)

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51