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Members of the French National Assembly applaud after two French journalists held hostage in Afghanistan are freed (AP)

Members of the French National Assembly applaud after two French journalists held hostage in Afghanistan are freed (AP)

Members of the French National Assembly applaud after two French journalists held hostage in Afghanistan are freed (AP)

Two French journalists held hostage in Afghanistan since December 2009 have been freed.

France-3 television said their reporters Stephane Taponier and Herve Ghesquiere have been released, without providing further details. Their translator, Reza Din, was also released.

President Nicolas Sarkozy said in a statement that he welcomed the release.

He also thanked Afghan President Hamid Karzai for his management of the hostage situation.

PA


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