Freed Reporter Held in Cave Underground

But Canadian journalist says Afghan captors did not harm her
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2008 8:00 AM CST
Melissa Fung said her kidnapper's friend called him 'Hezbollah,' which is the name of an Islamic group considered a terrorist organization by the United States.   (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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(Newser) – Canadian officials secured the release yesterday of a reporter who was kept in an underground cave in Afghanistan for a month, CNN reports. Melissa Fung said her abductors bound her hands and feet, but that she was never mistreated. Afghan authorities arrested three people in the case and are looking for three others. Fung’s employer, Canadian Broadcast Corp., asked colleagues not to report her kidnapping for her safety.