(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) Three British men are being held in custody in Afghanistan by
the Taliban, trend reports citing evening
The UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) says
it is trying to secure consular contact with the British nationals,
and is supporting their families.
According to Sky News, the men being detained are a 23-year-old
'danger tourist'; a charity medic; and a UK citizen who manages a
hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The medic and hotel manager are thought to have been in custody
since January, the news organisation reports.
Scott Richards, a spokesperson for non-profit the Presidium
Network which is providing assistance to the pair, told Sky News he
understands they are well and in good health.
But he said there“has been no meaningful contact” with the men,
adding his organisation is“very hopeful that contact will be
An FCDO spokesperson said:“We are working hard to secure
consular contact with British nationals detained in Afghanistan and
we are supporting families.”
The department says it engages“pragmatically” with the Taliban
on incidents including consular cases like these, as well as human
rights, counter-terrorism and humanitarian issues.
The FCDO continues to advise against all travel to Afghanistan
based on the security risks, which it says include detention.
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