DUSHANBE (Reuters) - A French aid worker taken captive by Tajik fighters on November 18, died shortly after she was released on Sunday, a doctor said. "Kareen Mane died from her wounds approximately one hour after her release," a doctor working for a clinic for foreigners in the capital Dushanbe told Reuters. A presidential official had said earlier Mane, released a few hours after her husband Franck Dubry, had been wounded slightly in the leg. Mane was freed in Dushanbe at around 1100 (0600 GMT) during an armed operation by Tajikistan's security ministry. The presidential official said four kidnappers, holding Mane in one of the city's buildings, had been killed in the operation. The doctor, who declined to be named, was speaking from the clinic where Mane, who worked for an aid organisation funded by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), was taken after she was wounded. Dubry, freed on Saturday evening, worked for the European Union's TACIS technical assistance programme in the central Asian state, where rival armed groups are still fighting for control of various regions after a four-year civil war. One of the ex-Soviet republic's most notorious maverick warlords, Rizvon Sodirov, had claimed responsibility for the kidnapping and demanded the release of his brother, Bakhrom, from prison. Bakhrom was seized by government forces in March.