Britons suspected of fighting for Taliban detained in Afghanistan

10:58, July 22, 2011      

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Two Britons have been detained in Afghanistan, British Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed on Thursday amid reports saying they were suspected of fighting for the Taliban.

"We can confirm that British forces have detained two individuals in Afghanistan who claim to be British nationals," a MoD spokesman said, declining to comment further on the issue.

British Foreign Office gave the same statement, saying the embassy is providing assistance.

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