Taliban warn US that hostage Kevin King is dangerously ill

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Militants, believed to be brutal Haqqani group, urge Washington to accept demands as captive teacher’s health worsens

An American man held hostage by the Afghan Taliban for more than a year is gravely ill and in urgent need of care, the militant group has warned as it urged the US to accept its demands.

Kevin King, 61, one of two professors at the American University of Afghanistan abducted at gunpoint in Kabul last year, is suffering from “a dangerous heart disease and kidney problem”, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahed said in a statement on Monday.

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