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Journalist saved, interpreter killed
In 2007, Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacamo, his interpreter Ajmal Naqshbandi, and their driver Syed Agha were captured in Afghanistan. The driver was decapitated soon thereafter. The journalist was rescued in a controversial deal struck between the Afghan and Italian governments that swapped him for imprisoned Taliban fighters. The interpreter was not included in that exchange and was ultimately killed by the kidnappers.