Taliban say holding ICRC staff, to free them soon

Other News Materials 27 September 2007 16:25 (UTC +04:00)

( Reuters ) - Taliban insurgents said on Thursday they were holding four staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) missing in Afghanistan, but would release them soon.

"Our mujahideen detained the Red Cross workers in Wardak province without knowing they were ICRC staff," said a Taliban spokesman who declined to be named. "We have nothing against the Red Cross and we are going to release them soon."