Two French journalists have been kidnapped by rebels in Afghanistan's Kapisa province, northeast of the capital Kabul. An interpreter and a driver were also captured.
A woman who was working with the journalists says members of the Taliban were responsible for their abduction. An Afghan police official would only say the kidnappers were anti-government elements.
The Afghan government has fiercely criticised foreign troops following an incident which took place last Saturday in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar.
Foreign soldiers are reported to have taken 10 civilians from their house and shot them dead. The government is demanding those responsible be handed over to the Afghan judicial authorities.
photo: US troops in Kapisa (Flickr/ The U.S. Army)