The Department of Defense announced today that the senior
American official responsible for US policies to account for its
missing servicemen has concluded a two-day visit to New Delhi for
discussions with the Ministries of External Affairs and Defense,
and other officials.
Four JEMB election workers and two Afghan Police officers who
had been stranded in freezing conditions in remote mountains were
recently rescued by ISAF helicopters in a joint operation with
Coalition forces. The Afghan workers had been on their way to
collect four ballot boxes from villages in Badakshan Province when
a Russian Mi-8 helicopter due to collect them was forced to make an
emergency landing on October 12th.