Kidnapped American Rescued from Taliban, Coalition Says

An American citizen abducted by the Taliban five days ago was rescued Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led military coalition told The Associated Press on Saturday. Dr. Dilip Joseph was captured by Taliban insurgents on Dec. 5 outside the Afghan capital, in the Sarobi district of Kabul province, a statement by the coalition said. Dr. Joseph was rescued in an early morning operation after intelligence showed he was in imminent danger, Gen. John Allen, the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said in a statement. "Thanks to them, Dr. Joseph will soon be rejoining his family and loved ones," Allen said.

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