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Afghan gunmen seize Italian journalist – report

Gunmen kidnapped an Italian photojournalist in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, accusing him of spying, an Afghan news agency reported. The Pajhwok agency named the journalist simply as Gabriele and reported a call to Torsello’s mobile phone had been answered by someone who said: “We are the Taliban and we have abducted the foreigner on charges of spying.” The Italian military in Rome said a London-based journalist, Gabriele Torsello, had been working in southern Afghanistan and could not be contacted at present. Attempts by Reuters to reach Torsello on his mobile phone failed. Full Story

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