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Afghanistan turmoil

Western journalists in Kabul released from detention

Group targeted while on assignment for U.N. in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Andrew North in Baghdad.

BRUSSELS/LONDON -- A Nikkei Asia contributor and former BBC correspondent has been released along with four other people after being detained in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

Andrew North, who has reported from the country for 20 years, had been held for a number of days along with another foreign journalist and three Afghan colleagues.

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