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Taliban says American hostage’s health has ‘exponentially worsened’


On Monday, the Afghan Taliban released a statement claiming that the health of an American hostage they’re holding is rapidly “deteriorating” and that they will not claim responsibility for his death if the US government refuses to release Taliban prisoners, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

Kevin King, 60, an American, and Timothy John Weeks, 48, an Australian, both taught at the American University in Kabul before they were kidnapped at gunpoint by the Taliban in August 2016 while leaving campus.

 

In a YouTube video uploaded last January, the pair, visibly distressed, begged the American government to negotiate with the Taliban.

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