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Boy free after years as hostage

An 11-year-old boy has been freed after spending more than three years as a hostage in the troubled Russian region of Dagestan. Dzhamal Gamidov weighed only 15 kilograms (33 pounds) when police discovered him by chance. The son of a Dagestan economy minister killed in a bombing in 1997, the boy was kidnapped in 2000. Among those arrested for his abduction is head of the police department charged with fighting kidnapping. There are frequent kidnappings in Dagestan, which borders the war-torn region of Chechnya. Full Story

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