French aid worker freed in Afghanistan

PARIS (AP) -- President Nicolas Sarkozy says a French aid worker seen in an Afghanistan hostage video was released by his captors "minutes ago."

Dany Egreteau, a 32-year-old worker for Solidarite Laique, or Secular Solidarity, was captured by gunmen in Kabul on Nov. 3 as he drove to work with another aid worker who managed to escape.

Sarkozy announced Wednesday that he would be returned to France on Thursday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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