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Kidnapped aid worker freed in Gaza

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GAZA CITY (CNN) -- A Spanish charity worker abducted Monday in Gaza was released late at night, according to the agency for which he works.

Roberto Vila, 34, was forced into a car in southern Gaza and driven away.

Cooperation Assembly for Peace, which goes by its Spanish acronym ACPP, said Vila is its chief representative in the region.

Enrique Miravillas, a spokesman for the group, said Vila, who lives in Ramallah, was visiting an ACPP project in Gaza when he was kidnapped.

Vila was with Celine Gagne, a French member of the group, but the gunmen took only Vila, Miravillas said.

Palestinian militants in Gaza have abducted several foreign journalists and aid workers in recent months, and nearly all have been released unharmed.

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Roberto Vila, left, is a representative for Cooperation Assembly for Peace, a Spanish charity.



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