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Foreign aid workers held
by Taleban freed

Eight foreign aid workers held by the Taleban in Afghanistan for preaching Christianity were freed on Thursday, senior US officials said.

The aid workers -- four Germans, two Australians and two Americans -- were airlifted to Pakistan.

There is, however, confusion whether the aid workers were released by the Taleban or they were rescued by US commando forces.

US President George Bush in a statement from Texas said the aid workers were rescued by American forces and he was proud of his soldiers.

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