NYT reporter freed in Afghanistan,a UK soldier dead
It is more like Hollywood action flick, where commandos do the rescue mission. In a similar incident UK journalist Stepehen Farell, who was kidnapped on Saturday by the Taliban militia, has been rescued by the NATO troops early morning. It is his second such rescue, in 2004 he was rescued in Iraq.
A British journalist who was kidnapped in Afghanistan has been freed by Nato troops in a raid before dawn, an Afghan official has said.
New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell had been abducted on Saturday.
He was taken along with his Afghan interpreter while attempting to visit the scene of a Nato air strike.
The New York Times reported Mr Farrell said he had been "extracted" in a raid by "a lot of soldiers" after a fierce firefight with his Taliban captors.
The newspaper's website reported he had phoned the foreign editor of the newspaper at about 0030 BST and said: "I'm out! I'm free."
Mr Farrell said he had also called his wife.
In 2004, Mr Farrell was kidnapped in Iraq while working for the UK's Times newspaper.