Transcript for SEAL Team Six Member Killed in Raid to Rescue Hostage
-- to the latest on that daring rescue mission in Afghanistan to free an American doctor held hostage by the Taliban we've learned. That an American hero died during that operation a member of the -- -- seal team six. ABC's Martha Raddatz is in Washington with the very latest on this -- good morning. Good morning Amy this is what the seals train to do but in some ways this -- was even more challenging than the one that killed Osama bin Laden. This time the goal was to bring back an American hostage a life. It was a cold and dangerous mission US and -- special. Members of the navy's elite seal teams. Rating -- Taliban camp Saturday night rescue this man formula kills. An American doctor taken hostage while working for -- relief agency called morning star development. Very difficult sprained big mountains. Very very dark this is a team that has had lots of training on hostage rescues. But interleague it and they're actually do it you never know what -- The team moved in by helicopter. In darkness. When it became clear doctor Joseph was in imminent danger or may be moved to Pakistan. They had been tracking the Americans following his captors to the mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Where they had hidden Joseph among some small huts. A firefight broke out as soon as the special forces team arrived. Several of the Taliban captors were killed but that is when the navy seal was believed to be hit as well wounds that later. Fatal doctor Joseph was one of three aid workers from Morningstar development. Captured by militants Wednesday as they return from a rural medical clinic. Two of the workers believed to be locals were released Saturday. The -- truly felt. They simply could not wait any longer to go -- get doctor Joseph. Indeed in the past the longer captives were held the more difficult -- the came to find them Amy tonight Martha Raddatz a hero indeed. Propane --
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