The UN confirmed that two reporters held by the Taliban have been launched, together with various Afghan nationals
Two British journalists on task with the UN and various Afghan nationals working alongside them had been launched from captivity on Friday night, the UN Refugee Company confirmed. The reporters had been allegedly a part of a gaggle “kidnapped” by Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban earlier that day.
“We’re relieved to substantiate the discharge in Kabul of the 2 journalists on task with UNHCR, and the Afghan nationals working with them,” the UNHCR mentioned in a tweet, including that, “We’re grateful to all who expressed concern and provided assist.”
The UNHCR introduced the arrest of the reporters and the Afghans earlier on Friday, however provided no additional touch upon their state of affairs. Afghanistan’s former vp, Amrullah Saleh, nonetheless, introduced their names and mentioned they had been “kidnapped” together with seven different residents of Western nations.
Former BBC reporter ‘kidnapped by Taliban’ – ex-Afghan VP
It was not instantly clear whether or not Saleh mistook the reporters’ Afghan companions for Westerners.
The journalists named by Saleh had been Andrew North and Peter Juvenal. North is a former BBC correspondent who has labored independently since 2014, whereas Juvenal is a former British soldier and BBC cameraman who now runs a restaurant in Kabul.
The Taliban has not commented on the alleged arrests.
You possibly can share this story on social media: