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Montco native nears release by Taliban; A professor in Kabul, he is expected to be one of two exchanged for three senior figures.

Nov 13, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

ABSTRACT

A professor in Kabul, he is expected to be one of two exchanged for three senior figures.

A professor and Montgomery County native who has been held captive by the Taliban is one of two men scheduled to be released as part of a prisoner exchange, Afghan and U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Kevin C. King, 63, was born in Norristown and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, relatives told the New York Times. He and Timothy J. Weeks, who is Australian, were working as En...