KABUL British commandos freed a New York Times reporter early Wednesday from Taliban captors who kidnapped him over the weekend in northern Afghanistan, but one of the troops and a Times translator were killed in the rescue. Reporter Stephen Farrell was taken hostage along with his translator in the northern province of Kunduz on Saturday. German commanders had ordered U.S. jets to drop bombs on two hijacked fuel tankers, causing a number of civilian casualties, and reporters traveled to the area to cover the story. Two military officials told The Associated Press that one British commando died during the early morning raid. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the death had not been officially announced. Two Die in Afghan Raid to Free Seized Reporter - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News - FOXNews.com no way should a soldier have to risk and lose his life to save a NYT reporter. I'm sorry for your loss Britain.