Accessibility links

US Special Forces Member Rescued in Afghanistan

U.S. troops have reportedly rescued a member of a U.S. Special Forces unit missing in eastern Afghanistan since Tuesday.

Quoting unidentified U.S. officials, Western media said the soldier who managed to evade the enemy for almost a week was rescued Sunday and is in good shape.

There has been no word on the fate of the other members of the unit. A helicopter going to their rescue was shot down on June 28, killing all 16 troops on board.

Also Sunday, suspected Taleban insurgents killed a pro-government Islamic cleric in southern Afghanistan. Local officials say Mawlavi Mohammad Nabi Masah was ambushed as he was leaving home near Kandahar city. He later died of his wounds at the U.S. military hospital in Kandahar.