German authorities have informed NATO-led troops in Afghanistan that two journalists may have been kidnapped in the country’s volatile south, NATO’s spokesman said Tuesday.
The two journalists, whose identities and media organization were not identified, reportedly went missing in Kandahar province on Monday, said Maj. Luke Knitting, the spokesman for the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan.
“German authorities told us that two journalists may have been kidnapped in southern Afghanistan,” Knittig said.
A German foreign ministry spokesman in Berlin, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, confirmed that it has reports of a German citizen possibly missing in Afghanistan since Monday.
He had no information on the other journalist’s nationality.
The pair does not appear to have been registered with NATO’s media office and were not covering the alliance’s activities, Knittig said.
An official at the German embassy in Kabul said that they have no information about the case.