U.S. Soldier Feared Kidnapped in Afghanistan
U.S. Official Confirms That a U.S. Soldier Is Feared to Have Been Captured by the Taliban
July 2, 2009
A U.S. soldier serving in Afghanistan has been captured and is believed to be in militant custody, according to U.S. officials in Kabul.
The soldier was apparently captured by Taliban forces in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday. Officials also tell ABC News that all available assets are being used to find and locate the soldier, whose has not been identified.
It is believed to be the first American soldier captured in Afghanistan.
Few details about the circumstances of his capture have been released officials say, to protect the soldiers safety, including whether anyone else was with him. It would be "highly unusual" that the soldier would be alone off base in Afghanistan, says ABC News' Martha Raddatz.
An Afghan police official told The Associated Press the soldier went missing in the Mullakheil area of eastern Paktika province during the day Tuesday. There is an American base in the region, the official said. (abcnews here)
Prayers for all our troops and their families.