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3 Afghan aid workers released

india Updated: Nov 07, 2006 13:40 IST

Suspected Taliban militants released three kidnapped Afghan aid workers but are still holding two other hostages, an official said on Tuesday.

The four aid workers and their driver, employed by the International Organization for Migration, were abducted on Sunday in Zormat district of the eastern Paktia province, said Gen Abdul Anan Raufi, the provincial police chief.

The workers were on their way to visit a newly built school in the area, he said.

The three were released Monday after village elders intervened, Raufi said. The elders were still trying to win the release of the other two, he said.