'German journalist kidnapped in Afghan east'

A German journalist and his Afghan translator have been kidnapped in Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar, provincial officials said on Wednesday.

'German journalist kidnapped in Afghan east'
A German journalist and his Afghan translator have been kidnapped in Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar, provincial officials said on Wednesday.

The pair were trying to reach a village where civilians were killed in a NATO air strike some two weeks back, provincial spokesman Shah Wasi Mangal said.

"The pair were abducted in Saangar district of Kunar by the enemies of Afghanistan," Mangal said.

Another provincial official, who declined to be named, said: "The pair were kidnapped from a house en route to the village."

Afghanistan has seen a wave of kidnappings in the last week.

Taleban are holding 23 South Korean Christians in Ghazni province, south of the capital Kabul.

Two German engineers were seized a week ago and one subsequently died.

Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Temmuz 2007, 18:01
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