Friday, February 29, 2008

American Engineers Taken Hostage in Afghanistan

By Kenny Colston

At least two American citizens have been taken hostage in the Ghazni providence of Afghanistan earlier this morning.

As earlier reported, there could be at least 10-12 hostages in total taken hostage. At least two of the engineers are part of the organization Engineers Without Borders. Another possible hostage could be a German foreign national.

According to a high ranking official in the CIA, the hostages did have protection while working in Afghanistan. The Defense Department and the Pentagon refused to comment on the situation at this time.

But according to the CIA official, diplomatic efforts are being made, but if necessary military force or covert operatives could be used.

"Our goal is to get people back safely," the official said. "We will get our Americans back safely."

But an official within Engineers Without Borders, Karen, confirmed reports that at least two of their employees cannot be located. The company employs up to 200 people all over the world. But if diplomatic and military options don't work out, Engineers without Borders would be willing to find other ways to get the hostages freed.

More information will be released later tonight.


This is part of a foreign policy simulation for the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. The events depicted are not actually happening.