NATO special forces rescued two foreign women and killed five kidnappers in a "breathtaking" pre-dawn raid Saturday on a cave in Afghanistan's remote and mountainous Badakhshan province.
A street market in Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan province, pictured in 2001. Two female foreign aid workers kidnapped in the area last week have been freed in a special forces operation in which five kidnappers were killed, according to officials.
The women, who worked for Swiss-based charity Medair, were named as Briton Helen Johnston, 28, and Kenyan Moragwe Oirere, 26. Two Afghan colleagues kidnapped with them on May 22 were also freed unharmed.
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