Brit worker missing in Afghanistan after being CAPTURED by Taliban and 'held at gunpoint'

A BRITISH worker is missing in Afghanistan after he was CAPTURED by the Taliban and held at gunpoint.

Grant Bailey was arrested in Kabul during a security clampdown on Saturday and has not been seen since.

Now fears for his safety are growing, and the Foreign Office are urgently trying to locate him.

It's thought Grant, from Southern Engalnd had lived and worked in Afghanistan for several years, and returned in September just before the Taliban takeover.

Sources believe Grant, who was working for a non Government Organisation in Afghanistan, could be held in one of Kabul notorious prison complexes.

A source told the Daily Mirror: “We were quite surprised he went back to Kabul after the western withdrawal as the security situation there is obviously much worse.

“Added to that the Taliban government is making it very difficult for the few ex-pats working there, making it very difficult to travel.

“A lot of people are trying to get to the bottom of what has happened to him, where he is being held and under what charges.”

An FCDO spokesperson said: “We are aware of the detention of a British national in Afghanistan and have been in touch with their family to support them.”

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