U.S. Soldier Kidnapped in AfghanistanJuly 2nd, 2009
U.S. military officials said Thursday that they are exhausting all resources to find an American soldier who was captured by militants in Afghanistan on Tuesday. “We are not providing any further details at this time, in order to protect the welfare of the soldier,” a military statement said. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for abducting the unidentified soldier, who was kidnapped along with three Afghan soldiers, Taliban Commander Mulvi Sangeen said. The soldier apparently had gotten drunk at a military post in the Yousaf Khel district, Sangeen said. As he returned to his car, he was ambushed and taken to a safe place, he said.