US doctor rescued from Taleban
KABUL (AP) - An American doctor abducted by the Taleban five days ago was rescued on Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led military coalition said.
Dr. Dilip Joseph was captured by Taleban insurgents on Wednesday outside the Afghan capital, in the Sarobi district of Kabul province.
He was rescued in an early morning operation ordered after intelligence showed that the doctor was in imminent danger of injury or possible death, according to a statement.
"This was a combined operation of U.S. and Afghan forces," said 1st Lt. Joseph Alonso, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan.