American kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan: official
KABUL: A US security contractor has been kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan, an official confirmed Thursday, the latest instance of a foreigner being taken in the war-torn country where abductions are common.
An Afghan security official with knowledge of the incident told AFP the former US Navy member had been working in Afghanistan as a contractor when he was abducted last week in eastern Khost province.
There was no indication whether a militant group or a criminal organisation was behind the kidnapping, while the Taliban told AFP they had "no information” about the matter. – AFP