May 7th, 2010
11:05 AM ET

Video: Escape from the Taliban

Anderson Cooper | BIO
AC360° Anchor

Program Note: See the full interview on AC360° tonight at 10pm eastern

In the fall of 2008, David Rohde traveled to Afghanistan to do some reporting for a book about the region. He and two Afghan colleagues were kidnapped by the Taliban and held for seven months. He was held in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan, less than a half mile away from a Pakistani military base.

After seven months and ten days in captivity, Rohde made a daring escape. In the dark of night, Rohde and another captive used a rope to lower themselves down a wall and made a run for it, trying desperately to reach the nearby base.

Intelligence now indicates Rohde may have been captured by the same people who trained the Times Square bombing suspect, Faisal Shahzad.

Rohde speaks to Anderson in his first Primetime Exclusive… about his captivity, his escape, the Taliban's presence in Pakistan and their ability to attack the United States.

Watch the full interview tonight.

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