Mastrogiacomo libero

Pajhwok Afghan News

Kidnapped Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo was set free by Taliban after 15 days of captivity on Monday.

Sources privy to the clandestine deal told Pajhwok Afghan News the hostage had been handed over to the Italian officials in the Hazarjuft district the southern Helmand province at 5:10pm (local time).

Confirming the release of the Italian journalist, Taliban commander Dadullah said the hostage was set free in exchange for the release of five Taliban prisoners.