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Russian National Released From Taliban Captivity in Afghanistan Sent Home

Russian citizen Sergei Sevastyanov, released from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan on Saturday, has been sent home, the Russian Embassy in Islamabad said Tuesday.

On August 4, the Mil Mi-17 helicopter crash-landed in Afghanistan when reportedly flying from Pakistan’s Peshawar to Uzbekistan’s city of Bukhara. Seven people on board, including air navigator Sevastyanov, the only Russian member of the crew, were taken hostage by the Taliban militants.

“The Embassy of Russia last night sent Russian national Sergei Sevastyanov home in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country,” press attache of the embassy Damir Galiulin told RIA Novosti. (Sputnik)

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