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Hopes raised over abducted Briton

Officials in Afghanistan have expressed optimism over the fate of a Briton kidnapped there on Thursday. An Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman told AFP news agency: “There are some facts that make us optimistic – I can’t discuss them for security reasons.” At least three policemen are believed dead after the ambush in the west of the country. The party’s interpreter was also reportedly abducted. The unnamed Briton was with a firm providing security for a road project. His abandoned vehicle has been found, and Nato-led troops are using checkpoints and a surveillance aircraft in their search for the men. Full Story

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