Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Report: U.S. soldier may be held by Taliban

Left: Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in November

The US-led coalition said Wednesday it was investigating reports that a soldier was missing in Afghanistan, as the Taliban claimed to have captured a foreign trooper.

If confirmed, it would be the first time a foreign soldier in Afghanistan has been captured by the Taliban, who have previously abducted foreign journalists and aid workers.

"We have unconfirmed reports that a soldier is missing. We are investigating," coalition spokesman Major Chris Belcher told AFP. He could not give any details.

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