A woman journalist from a British newspaper is reported to have been arrested in northeastern Afghanistan.
The Afghan Islamic News agency quotes a Taleban official as saying London Express correspondent Yvonne Ridley was detained along with her two guides. They were taken into custody 60 kilometers southeast of the eastern city of Jalalabad.
The Taleban official said Ms. Ridley was dressed as an Afghan woman, and was not carrying a passport.
There was no immediate comment from the British Embassy in Islamabad.