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Italian Photographer Freed in Afghanistan


Italy says an Italian photographer kidnapped in Afghanistan last month has been freed.

Italy's Defense Ministry said Gabriele Torsello was released Friday. It gave no details.

Torsello and his interpreter disappeared between October 12 and 14.

Torsello's kidnappers had said they would kill him if Italy's 18,00 troops were not withdrawn from Afghanistan.

In western Herat province, suspected militants with machine guns killed six policemen on patrol. The district police chief was among those killed, and three police were wounded.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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