Colorado Springs
60° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy

Rescued doc expected back in US by early next week

Published On: Dec 12 2012 12:35:47 PM CST

An American doctor is expected to return to the United States by early next week after he was abducted in Afghanistan and rescued in an operation that left a Navy SEAL dead.
Dr. Dilip Joseph was captured by Taliban insurgents on Dec. 5 and rescued Sunday. Joseph works with Morning Star Development, a Colorado nonprofit that establishes medical clinics and does other work in Afghanistan.
Lars Peterson, Morning Star executive director, said Wednesday Joseph is doing well. Peterson says he doesn't believe Joseph suffered any abuse.
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Checque of Monroeville, Pa., died in the rescue.
Two other Morning Star workers were abducted with Joseph and were released by their captors on Saturday. Peterson says they aren't U.S. citizens but declined to identify their home nations.


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms.

blog comments powered by Disqus