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  Taliban frees 12 South Korean hostages Map of Ghazni Afghanistan  The hostages were released into the care of officials of the Red Cross at 3 separate locations in central Afghanistan close to the city of Ghazni   Taliban: Korean hostages to be released  South Korean negotiators have reached a deal with militants holding 19 S. Korean Christian aid workers for over a month Kidnapped German woman freed  Kabul: Christina Meier was freed during a police raid on a house, and a number of her suspected abductors were arrested Kidnapped German in Afghan video   Private TV stations in Afghanistan have broadcast a video appearing to show Christina Meier, aid worker who was kidnapped in Kabul German woman kidnapped
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1. 2016-07-22 India aid worker freed in Afghanistan rescue operation Afghanistan
C. 2013-08-13 MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar abducted in Ghazni Ghazni, Afghanistan
D. 2013-04-21 'Foreigners held' in Afghanistan Logar, Afghanistan
4. 2012-06-02 4 aid workers rescued in Afghanistan Badakhshan, Northern Afghanistan
2010-12-26 Turkish engineers kidnapped in Afgha-n Paktia, Southern Afghanistan
6. 2010-12-04 Captors release anti-landmine workers Nangarhar, Afghanistan
H. 2010-10-09 UK aid worker killed in Afghanistan Afghanistan
I. 2010-09-26 British national missing in Afghanistan Afghanistan

Captors release anti-landmine workers UK aid worker killed in Afghanistan  A UK aid worker Linda Norgrove held hostage after being kidnapped in Afghanistan has been killed during a rescue attempt British national missing in Afghanistan   UK reporter freed in raid  Northern Afghanistan: New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell abducted in Afghanistan has been freed by NATO troops in a pre-dawn raid Pakistan Afghan ambassador freed Pakistan envoy: I am Taliban hostage  Ambassador Tariq Azizuddin appeared on a video, saying he was kidnapped by Taliban militants more than two months ago   Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban
India aid worker freed in Afghanistan rescue operation  Judith D'Souza, 40, kidnapped in Afghanistan more than a month ago has been rescued unharmed, officials say MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar abducted in Ghazni   'Foreigners held' in Afghanistan   A group of up to nine foreign nationals have been abducted by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, reports say 4 aid workers rescued in Afghanistan   Northern Afghanistan: Four aid workers kidnapped last month in a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan were rescued Saturday morning Turkish engineers kidnapped in Afgha-n Map of Paktia Afghanistan

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  Southern Afghanistan: Four Turkish engineers were kidnapped in the southeastern Afghan province of Paktia, one kilometer from the Pakistan border

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  Kidnappers released the 7 remaining hostages and handed them over to Red Cross officials

  Kabul: A woman has been kidnapped at gunpoint in the heart of the capital. She works for an international aid organisation
Aug.13   Two female Korean hostages freed Map of Ghazni Afghanistan
  Kim Kyung Ja and Kim Jina were now in Ghazni's provincial capital, 25 days after they were seized
Aug.11 Taliban: 2 hostages to be released   The militants holding 21 Korean hostages will release two female hostages who are unwell Jul.30 Taliban resumes talks on hostages  The kidnappers and Afghan negotiators resumed talks to free 22 South Koreans who were still alive despite 2 rebel deadlines expiring Jul.29 Taliban: Hostages will die Monday  Taliban spokesman said their fighters would kill 22 remaining South Korean hostages if the Afghan government did not release rebel prisoners Jul.26 S Korean hostage pleads for help   Yo Syun Ju, a South Korean woman, held hostage with 21 others has pleaded for help to secure their release Jul.23 Deadline looms for hostages Jul.22 Taliban extend deadline for hostages Jul.21   Taliban: 2 German hostages killed  The Afghan Foreign Ministry said one is still alive and the other died of a heart attack Jul.20 Taliban threaten abducted South Koreans
  The militants threatened to kill a group of abducted Christians within 24 hours unless S. Korea withdraws its troops from Afghanistan
Mar.14 Taliban hostage makes video appeal  An Italian reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo kidnapped in Afghanistan appealed to Italy's government to secure his release

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Jun.9 Italy hostage released in Kabul
  Clementina Cantoni, who works for Care International, has been freed nearly a month after being taken hostage

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Nov.22 U.N. hostages 'released unharmed'
Oct.31 Video shows UN hostages Oct.28 Foreign poll staff held in Kabul  3 foreign election workers were taken at gunpoint and kidnapped

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