Coalition Forces Rescue Doctor Abducted by Taliban

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A coalition of U.S. and Afghan forces has rescued an American doctor kidnapped by the Taliban.

Dr. Dilip Joseph was rescued Saturday in an operation ordered after intelligence showed that he was in imminent danger of injury or possible death.

Dr. Joseph was abducted Wednesday outside the Afghan capital, in the Sarobi district of Kabul province.

Gen. John Allen, the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said American and Afghan forces planned, rehearsed and successfully conducted the operation.

No other details of the rescue operation were immediately available.