An American doctor abducted by the Taliban five days ago was rescued Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led military coalition said.
Dr. Dilip Joseph, along with an Afghan doctor and driver, were captured by Taliban insurgents Wednesday outside the Afghan capital, in the Sarobi district of Kabul province, according to a Stars and Stripes report.
Joseph, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was returning from a visit to a medical clinic he had been overseeing when he was captured, according to a press release issued by his employer, Morning Star Development, a Colorado-based non-governmental organization.
He was rescued in an early morning operation, which was ordered when intelligence showed that Joseph was in imminent danger of injury or death.
The Afghan doctor and driver were reportedly released before the raid and taken to a police station, according to the Morning Star and Stars and Stripes reports. Their identities were not released.