Taliban kidnap Western journalist
QUETTA- The Taliban have kidnapped and threatened to kill a Canadian journalist in the Afghan border town of Spin Boldak, according to a colleague.
Freelance journalist Ken Hetchman is being kept in a small cell bound hand and foot, said Jonathan Steele of Britain’s Guardian newspaper.
A local Pashtun man handed Steele one of Hetchman’s business cards at the border town of Chaman.
The Pashtun man told Steele that Taliban had warned, “that when we surrender, if we do not get money, maybe we will kill you because these are the people we do not like.”
Hetchman, who has worked for the Montreal Mirror and is aged around 30, had met Steele while the pair was staying together at the same hotel in Chaman three days ago.
Source: The News