Tamil Diplomat

Kidnapped by IS, saved by the Taliban

A young Afghan man freed nearly nine months after being kidnapped by Islamic State fighters in Zabul province has been talking about his ordeal.He was part of a group of hostages who were eventually freed by the Taliban and his story offers a rare glimpse inside the Islamic State group in Afghanistan.

Nabi’s nightmare began back in February when armed men stopped the long-distance bus he was travelling in on the road from the western city of Herat to Kabul.The 25-year old construction worker, who had recently got married, was on his way to the capital in the hope of finding work. (BBC,2015)