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Kidnappers free Italian journalist

November 04, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

An Italian photojournalist kidnapped in Afghanistan last month has been freed in good health and reportedly said he never saw daylight and was kept in chains during his three weeks of captivity.

Gabriele Torsello was abducted Oct. 12 en route from Lashkar Gah to Kandahar, said Ettore Francesco Sequi, Italy's ambassador to Afghanistan. Sequi said pressure from local elders and the work of Afghan authorities helped free Torsello.

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