Woman British aid worker rescued in Afghanistan

June 2nd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS  

David Cameron London, June 2 (IANS) British troops in Afghanistan managed to save a 28-year-old woman British aid worker along with three others in Afghanistan Saturday. She was kidnapped May 22.

Prime Minister David Cameron described the raid as “extraordinarily brave” and “breath-taking” after Helen Johnston was freed in the morning by the country’s special forces, The Sun reported.

Cameron personally authorised the operation to liberate Johnston from a cave Friday afternoon over rising fears for her safety.

A number of British Special Air Service (SAS) troops were reportedly involved in the operation, the report said.

Johnston was freed along with three other hostages in an early morning mission.

The prime minister confirmed all four hostages, including Kenyan Moragwe Oirer and two Afghan civilians, were safe.

In a statement, Johnston’s family said: “We are delighted and hugely relieved by the wonderful news that Helen and all her colleagues have been freed.”

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