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French journalists, guides missing in Afghanistan

French journalists, guides missing in Afghanistan

France's Foreign Ministry says two French journalists and their local guides are missing in Afghanistan.
Halim Ayar, a spokesman for the governor of Afghanistan's Kapisa province, says the French journalists, their driver and a guard were kidnapped while going to Kapisa from the Surobi district of Kabul province.
France-3 television said only that no contact has been established with the two journalists and their three guides since Wednesday.
The ministry said in a statement Thursday that "no hypothesis can be excluded" about the cause of the disappearance. A spokesman declined to comment on the report they had been kidnapped.
Afghanistan has seen several kidnappings of journalists and other Westerners such as aid workers in recent months.


Updated : 2021-03-03 05:13 GMT+08:00