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Italian charity pulls out internatio­nal staff

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An Italian aid group pulled its internatio­nal staff out of Afghanista­n yesterday in

of one of its Afghan employees. The organisati­on, Emergency, which helped secure the release of kidnapped Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiac­omo last month, said its 38 internatio­nal staff had

for the time being. Rahamtulla­h Hanafi, who runs one of the charity’s Afghan hospitals and acted as a gobetween with the Taliban during Mastrogiac­omo’s seizure, was on March 20 on suspicion he played a part in the kidnapping.

–Reuters

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