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Afghans Threaten More Abductions


28 November 2004 -- Two UN workers freed from nearly four weeks in captivity in Afghanistan left the country today, while the group that said it held them is threatening more abductions.

28 November 2004 -- Two UN workers freed from nearly four weeks in captivity in Afghanistan left the country today, while the group that said it held them is threatening more abductions.

The group, the Jaysh al-Muslimin (Army of the Muslims), threatened to kidnap more foreigners if authorities do not release 24 members of the former Taliban regime now in jail. It said the prisoners were to have been released in exchange for the freedom of three UN workers last week.

Annetta Flanigan of Northern Ireland and Shqipe Hebibi of Kosovo left Kabul on a UN flight this morning. The third hostage, Filipino diplomat Angelito Nayan, returned to Manila last week.

None of the them has given details about their captivity or how they came to be freed.

(Reuters)
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