An Afghan police officer who had been kidnapped by the Taliban was rescued by soldiers in Marja District on Monday.
Afghan and coalition troops found the man chained in a locked room. He had been kidnapped at a checkpoint a week earlier. The man is a reserve police officer (a part-time member who serves when needed).
The soldiers captured two suspected Taliban members at the same time. They are still looking for the man who kidnapped the police officer. The kidnapper commands up to 20 enemy fighters.