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Doctor rescued in Afghanistan is back in US

6:12 AM, Dec 22, 2012   |    comments
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Morning Star Development, a Colorado Springs nonprofit where Dr. Dilip Joseph works, said Friday Joseph is back in the U.S. He was abducted on Dec. 5 and rescued Dec. 8.

The group posted a statement from Joseph on its website thanking the U.S. and Afghan forces who rescued him and praising Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque of Monroeville, Pa., who died.

The group says Joseph isn't giving interviews because of unspecified security issues.

Morning Star establishes medical clinics and community centers in Afghanistan. It also operates a leadership training program and helps Afghans start businesses.

Read Joseph's full statement here.

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