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Journalists endured death threats before escape

Two journalists held over seven months by the Taliban in Pakistan endured death threats before they escaped by tricking guards and dropping down a 20-foot wall with a rope. Afghan journalist Tahir Ludin provided the details in an interview published Monday by The New York Times. Ludin was held captive along with David Rohde (ROHD), a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the Times, and their driver. The journalists escaped Friday. They were abducted Nov. 10 south
of the Afghan capital of Kabul. Ludin said the past two to three months were so "hopeless" that he considered committing suicide with a knife. Ludin said the driver appeared to be overwhelmed by fear of
their captors. He did not participate in the planning or the
escape.


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