Ex- BBC journalist Andrew North ‘is among group of foreigners kidnapped by the Taliban’, sources say

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Ex- BBC journalist Andrew North ‘is among group of foreigners kidnapped by the Taliban’ in keeping with Afghanistan’s former Vice President

  • Andrew North is among 9 Westerners kidnapped by the Taliban in Kabul
  • Former vice chairman Amrullah Saleh accused the Taliban of being ‘liars’
  • North had labored as a BBC struggle correspondent and is now a journalist in Kabul 

By Jack Newman For Mailonline

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Former BBC journalist Andrew North has been kidnapped by the Taliban in Kabul together with eight others, sources have stated.

The struggle correspondent, who has reported from Baghdad and Beirut, has been working as an impartial journalist and with the UN inside the terrorist-ruled nation.

Afghanistan’s former vice chairman Amrullah Saleh stated: ‘Due to no media, no reporting by residents and a suffocating environment corruption, crime and atrocities aren’t properly uncovered.

‘As an instance 9 residents of western nations have been kidnapped amongst them Andrew North of BBC & Peter Juvenal proprietor of Gandomak Restaurant.

‘Talibans are liars.’  

Former BBC journalist Andrew North has been kidnapped by the Taliban in Kabul, together with eight different Westerners, it has been claimed

The struggle correspondent, who has reported from Baghdad and Beirut , has been working as an impartial journalist and with the UN inside the terrorist-ruled nation

Sources from the BBC World Service confirmed to Afghanistan International that North had been kidnapped.

The Taliban has not but commented on the alleged abduction.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees additionally confirmed an abduction of two journalists working for them in Afghanistan.

They stated: ‘Two journalists on project with UNHCR and Afghan nationals working with them have been detained in Kabul. We are doing our utmost to resolve the state of affairs, in coordination with others.

‘We will make no additional remark given the nature of the state of affairs.’

North not too long ago stated on his personal web site he had been meeting with Taliban leaders (file picture)

North not too long ago stated on his personal web site he had been meeting with Taliban leaders.

He stated: ‘The group as soon as dubbed “Islamic Maoists” has not been fairly as ruthless as many feared — up to now.

‘That got here by means of clearly throughout a number of weeks in the fall I spent travelling round Afghanistan, meeting varied Taliban figures and seeing the ends in every day life.

‘It all provides to a way of malaise, with an ominous feeling of worse to come back.’ 

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