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OTTAWA, Ontario (Reuters) -- The international coalition of forces in Afghanistan is investigating a report that some Canadian soldiers have been abducted in the war-torn country, Canada's Defense Department said on Wednesday.
Al-Jazeera television earlier quoted Taliban sources as saying the group had abducted an unspecified number of Canadian soldiers. Canada has 2,300 troops in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister's Office announced Wednesday that after a head count, all 2,300 Canadian personnel and another 4,200 coalition troops in the war-torn country were safe. The head count was conducted after Al-Jazeera and Reuters reported Taliban claims that it had abducted several Canadian or other coalition soldiers.
All Canadian soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are accounted for despite an Al-Jazeera report that an unknown number of soldiers had been captured by Taliban forces, the Prime Minister's Office said Wednesday.
Originally posted by Bikereddie
Why does this story not ring true?