Two US soldiers were reportedly captured alive by the Taliban today in eastern Afghanistan.
The BBC reported:
Two US soldiers have been captured by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, reports say.
An Afghan official says the two men were seized in Logar province after an exchange of fire with the militants on Friday.
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A spokesman for the Nato-led force (Isaf) later confirmed the missing were US soldiers, AFP reports.
The US military later offered a $20,000 (£12,956) reward for the information leading to the safe release of the men.
A Reuters correspondent in Logar, where the incident occurred, heard local radio stations broadcast US statements offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to their safe release.