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RIA Novosti: Ukrainian police release 15 Afghan hostages in Odessa

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Aug. 1, 2012, 1:16 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by RIA Novosti

Policemen of Ukraine's police special force take part in an anti-terrorism exercise in preparation for the upcoming EURO 2012, in Yasinovataya, 30 km from Donetsk on October 7, 2010.
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Ukrainian police have released 15 Afghans, including six children, who have been taken hostage in the Black Sea city of Odessa, the police press service said on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

The hostages, including six men, three women and children, were kidnapped from the Odessa bus station by members of a criminal gang, the report said, without specifying on the date of the abduction.

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