Captured Soldier Sold to Clan

Alarming news out of Afghanistan: the military announced Thursday that insurgent forces have captured an American soldier. The soldier has been missing since June 30 and is believed to be in country's eastern region. According to CNN, the soldier has been sold to a notorious Afghani-Pakistani clan. The Taliban, meanwhile, claims to be holding three soldiers on Afghanistan's border with Pakistan in the province of Khost, but that has not been confirmed by the Pentagon. The announcement comes following a major offensive against Taliban villages in southern Afghanistan.