Our buddy, Bev Perlson, sends us a link to an article about US forces rescuing Dr Dilip Joseph who was abducted by Taliban thugs earlier this month in the Surobi district of Kabul province. During the rescue seven Taliban were sent to their maker;
A security source told AFP that the doctor had been involved in building clinics in Afghanistan but details of his capture were not immediately available.
Hazrat Mohammad Haqbeen, the district governor of Surobi told AFP that the man was kidnapped along with an Afghan colleague who was released in return for a ransom earlier in the week.
And “today the American national was freed in an operation. We don’t know the details of the operation,” Haqbeen told AFP.
Seven of the doctor’s captors were killed in the operation, which involved combined US and Afghan forces, he said.
I’m sure Afghan president Hamid Karzai will complain about how this operation will hinder peace talks with the Taliban who are now known for their ability to shoot 14-year-old girls in the face and kidnapping doctors who are trying to help the Afghans.