Taliban video shows US and Australian hostages

The Taliban have released a video showing an American and an Australian who were kidnapped in August last year.

This is the first video footage of American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, professors at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, since they were abducted outside their campus.

US officials had attempted to rescue them last September, but the captives weren’t at the raided location.

The new video appears to have been shot on January 1, with the men claiming they have been kept “in good condition”.

They are seen appealing to US President-elect Donald Trump to offer a prisoner swap for their release.

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