British ex-soldier arrested by the Taliban as his bid to evacuate 400 Afghans fails

British ex-soldier arrested by the Taliban as his bid to evacuate 400 Afghans fails



A former British soldier who is stranded in Afghanistan has been arrested by the Taliban while attempting to evacuate 400 Afghans.


Ben Slater, 37, was thrown in prison on Thursday morning and questioned about members of his 50 staff, most of whom are single women and had been staying in hotel rooms near a border checkpoint.


The former member of the Royal Military Police runs a chain of NGOs in Afghanistan and had been attempting to evacuate his staff over a land border after failing to secure spots for them and their families on the British airlift from Kabul, Mail Online reports.Latest Post
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