Taliban hostage-takers badly inept

The British journalist newly freed in a NATO military operation described his Taliban hostage-takers as "badly inept," and praise his Afghan colleague who died in the rescue.

New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell described his four days in captivity in a blog on the newspaper's Web site, posted late Wednesday just hours after he was freed.

Taliban militants kidnap Farrell and Afghan journalist, Sultan Munadi, on Saturday. During a pre-dawn raid Wednesday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force plucked Farrell to security, but did not retrieve the body of Munadi, who died during a fierce firefight between troops and Taliban militants. A British commando was also killed, as were a woman and child.

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