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Two Pakistani journalists have been held by Taliban in Afghanistan

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November 26th, 2006

Two Pakistani journalists have been held by Taliban in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan and put on trial for unknown reasons, a newspaper report said on Saturday.Quoting family members, The Star, a local evening paper, said that its reporter Saleem Shahzad and another journalist Qamar Yousafzai have been detained by Taliban commander Matiullah.

“According to the message received on the telephone by his family this morning, he (Shahzad) said that he has been put on trial by the Taliban after his arrest on November 21,” it said. “He has been arrested by Taliban and put on trial for unknown reasons and unknown charges,” the newspaper said and added that Shahzad reached Helmand on November 19 via southwest Chaman border to cover the insurgency in the region. “Saleem was planning to cover the activities of Taliban inside Afghanistan,” the report said

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