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Freed Italian scribe leaves Afghanistan

Italian photojournalist Gabriele Torsello was rescued after his abductors dropped him off at the side of a road in southern Afghanistan.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2006 12:44 IST

Italian photojournalist Gabriele Torsello flew out of Afghanistan early on Saturday, a day after being released from three weeks in captivity in which his kidnappers never allowed him to see daylight.

Torsello, 36, was rescued on Friday after his abductors dropped him off at the side of a road in southern Afghanistan not far from where he was abducted by unknown men on October 12, the Italian embassy said.

He arrived in the capital on Friday night and flew out on a special flight early today, an official at the embassy said.