Joshua Partlow and Javed Hamdard
July 25, 2010
KABUL — Two U.S. service members went missing after driving off their base in Kabul on Friday, and the Taliban later claimed to have captured them in eastern Afghanistan, NATO officials said Saturday, the same day five U.S. troops were killed in the south.
Coalition forces launched a manhunt by ground and air for the two missing troops but did not immediately release information about their identities or what is known of their whereabouts. The Associated Press reported that the two were Navy personnel, citing a NATO official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
“Every available asset is being brought to bear” to find them, said Lt. Col. Joseph T. Breasseale, a NATO spokesman in Kabul.
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