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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 02:53 PM
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Taliban frees 2 kidnapped Afghan journalists
Source: Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Taliban militants who kidnapped two Afghan journalists have released them after three days in captivity, officials said Sunday.

The two journalists freed late Saturday are Dawa Khan Menapal of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Aziz Popal, who worked for a local TV station in Kandahar, said Gulab Shah Alikheil, the deputy governor of Zabul province.

Militants kidnapped the two in Ghazni province on Wednesday as they were driving on the country's main Kabul-Kandahar highway.

The Taliban's high council ordered their unconditional release because they were journalists, said Qari Yousef Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman.



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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 02:58 PM
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1. Taliban wants journalists to report on the war
US arrests journalists - what is wrong with the picture?
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