Hoping to prove yet again that terrorism works. “Taliban ‘want to swap kidnapped British aid worker for Pakistani scientist jailed in the U.S.,'” by Andrew Levy and Daniel Bates in the Daily Mail, September 27 (thanks to Mackie):
Militants claiming to have kidnapped a female British aid worker are believed to be demanding an exchange for the jailed Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui.
The doctor, who was working for a charity, was travelling with three Afghan men in a two-vehicle convoy when they were ambushed yesterday morning.
At first the Taliban said it was not responsible for the adbuction, but a local commander named as Mohammed Osman, today claimed he had taken the group.
Osman told the Afghan Islamic Press: ‘We are lucky that we abducted this British woman so soon after the ruthless ruling by an American court on Aafia Siddiqui.
‘We will demadn the release of Siddqui in exchange for her.’
Siddiqui, a 38-year-old mother-of-three neuroscientist, was jailed for 86 years last week by a New York court for the attempted murder of U.S. agents and soldiers who were trying to interrogate her in Afghanistan…