Briton missing in Afghanistan: Foreign Office

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A British national is missing in Afghanistan, the Foreign Office said on Sunday.

"We can confirm that a British national is missing in Afghanistan," a spokeswoman said. "We are working with other international agencies to urgently investigate."

Sky News reported that a British woman working for an American company had been taken hostage along with other people after a convoy of two vehicles they were travelling in was ambushed by insurgents in Kunar Province, eastern Afghanistan.

© 2010 AFP

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