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NI hostage 'phoned husband'
Annetta Flanigan was seized in Kabul (Photo: Olivier d 'Auzon)
Annetta Flanigan was seized in Kabul (Photo: Olivier d 'Auzon)
A Northern Ireland woman being held hostage in Afghanistan has telephoned her husband, the BBC understands.

Annetta Flanigan was abducted at gunpoint in Kabul on 28 October along with fellow United Nations workers Shqipe Habibi from Kosovo and Filipino Angelito Nayan.

Both the Foreign Office and her family in Richhill, County Armagh are sticking to their policy of making no comment about her situation.

However, it is understood Ms Flanigan was allowed on Thursday to contact her husband, a Spanish lawyer who is also in Afghanistan.

No details have been released about what she said in the phone call.

It was the second time that she had been allowed to make contact with her family since she was kidnapped.





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