Monday, August 20, 2007

Afghanistan - German hostage rescued

Christina Mejer in a video released by her kidnappers

Afghan police have freed a female German hostage from a Kabul neighborhood and arrested a group of kidnappers, an Interir Ministry spokesman has said. The 31-year-old aid worker was freed on Monday during a raid in the western part of the capital not far from the restaurant where she was seized Saturday while dining with her husband, Zemary Bashari said. On Sunday, Afghan television broadcast what it said was video of the woman, who identified herself as Christina Meier, calling for the release of unspecified prisoners while being prompted by a man [CNN].

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