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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lost Aid Worker Safe, Officials Say

TBILISI, Georgia ? Three Red Cross workers kidnapped in Georgia are in good health and officials know where they are being held, police said Wednesday.

The three disappeared last week on their way to a camp in Pankisi Gorge for refugees from neighboring Chechnya.

"The hostages are alive and feeling well. We know where they are and who is keeping them, and we'll do our best for their soonest release," said Temur Arabuli, police chief of Akhmetsky District of northern Georgia Wednesday.

Arabuli said the workers were being held in the Akhmetsky District but gave no further details.

The missing workers are French citizen Sophie Prokopieff, Italian citizen Natasha Zullino and their Georgian driver Yuri Darchiyev.

An official with the Georgian Interior Ministry said Tuesday night that Georgian authorities are negotiating for the Red Cross workers' release. The official did not say who the captors are or give any other details about the talks.