David Rohde and his Afghan journalist companion have escaped!
AKI is reporting that American David S. Rohde, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist now working for the New York Times, has been taken hostage by the Taliban in Logar province, east of Kabul.
Kabul, 11 Nov. (AKI) – By Syed Saleem Shahzad – An American journalist was kidnapped by Taliban militants in the Afghan province of Logar, located 60 kilometres south of the capital Kabul. David Rohde, a journalist working for the US daily The New York Times, was abducted along with his driver and interpreter by a Taliban group known as Siraj Haqqani and has been taken to eastern Afghanistan, sources told Adnkronos International (AKI).
War-torn Afghanistan has seen a surge in kidnappings of foreigners by Taliban militants recently. On Monday, Canadian journalist Mellissa Fung was freed in Kabul after being held in captivity for four weeks by militants.
Here is an archive of David Rohde’s articles at the New York Times
More updates when they come available.