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Taliban kidnaps US soldier in Afghanistan

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

In an unprecedented move, insurgents abduct an American soldier in troubled eastern Afghanistan where coalition troops have lost several grounds to the Taliban.

The US military headquarters in Kabul confirmed that the soldier has been missing from his base since Tuesday.

The military said it would not provide further information about the missing soldier or the province in which he has gone missing.


“We are exhausting all available resources to ascertain his whereabouts and provide for his safe return,” a US military statement said Thursday.

US military spokeswoman Captain Elizabeth Mathias said she believed that the soldier had been captured by militants operating in the region

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This is while a commander of the Taliban’s Haqqani faction said that his men had captured one US and three Afghan soldiers in Paktika Province, which borders Pakistan.

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This article was posted: Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 8:24 am

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