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Kidnapped Italian’s Afghan driver killed

The Taliban have killed an Afghan driver kidnapped with an Italian journalist after convicting him of spying, a rebel spokesman said on Friday. He added that the fate of La Repubblica reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo, also accused of spying, and his Afghan translator would be decided later, but gave no details of timing. Spokesman Mullah Ibrahim Hanifi, speaking by phone from an undisclosed location, said Mastrogiacomo’s driver had been killed on Thursday. Italian news agency ANSA earlier quoted Hanifi as saying the man’s throat had been cut. Full Story

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