Western Professors Freed in Prisoner Swap with Taliban

Updated: May 13, 2020

The Taliban released an American and an Australian hostage on Tuesday after the Afghan government freed three imprisoned Taliban officers.

American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were released three years after being kidnapped outside the American University of Kabul where they worked as professors.

"This morning [November 19, 2019] at around 10 a.m. two American University professors were released in Nawbahar district of Zabul province. They were flown out of Zabul by American helicopters," a local police official said.