Taliban insurgent leaders pledged on Monday to release the final four Turkish engineers held hostage since their helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan last month.Monday, 13 May, 2013, 4:08pm
Afghan village elders were locked in talks with the Taliban on Tuesday in a bid to free 10 foreign and one Afghan hostage being held captive by the militia for a third day, officials said.
The Taliban, who are fighting an 11-year insurgency against US-led Nato troops and the Afghan government, said earlier the captives were in good health and had been moved to a “safe area”.23 Apr 2013 - 7:11pm
Taliban insurgents have seized eight Turks and an Afghan from a civilian helicopter that made an emergency landing in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.
The incident happened after the Turkish helicopter landed on Sunday evening, said Rais Khan Sadeq, deputy police chief of Logar province, south of Kabul.22 Apr 2013 - 2:39pm