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    Police officer rescued from militants

    KABUL (PAN): A group of British soldiers swung into action to rescue an Afghan police officer who was kidnapped by insurgents at a checkpoint in southern Helmand province on Sunday night, the governor's office said on Monday.

    The British troops, under the banner of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), executed the operation in the Payan village of  Nar-i-Seraj district to free Abdul Wali, said a statement from the Governor's House.

    It added the insurgents managed to escape the area but ISAF soldiers discovered a mobile phone, some documents belonging and explosives at the scene. The governor praised the bravery of British forces in rescuing the police officer.