The Taliban has detained a British influencer who says he travels to ‘dark’ and ‘extreme’ places for fun
- The Taliban has detained a British man who says he likes to travel to extreme places for fun.
- Miles Routledge, 23, was earlier evacuated from Afghanistan during the Taliban takeover in 2021, before returning again last year.
- The Taliban has not given details publicly about why they detained Routledge.
A British man who said he likes to travel to “dark” and “extreme” places is one of three British men detained by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the BBC reported.
Miles Routledge, 23, has posted on YouTube and Twitter about his travels in dangerous places, including in parts of Afghanistan. In one video posted to his Youtube channel last year, Routledge claims to be sneaking into Afghanistan under forged documents.
The British army earlier helped evacuate Routledge from Afghanistan in 2021, after the Taliban takeover of Kabul, Sky News reported. Routledge was apparently there on vacation at the time.
“I go to the most dangerous places on Earth for fun!” Routledge says in his Twitter biography.
According to the BBC, in unrelated incidents, the Taliban also detained 53-year-old Kevin Cornwell, who is a British paramedic working for a charity. A third unnamed British man has also been detained.
British officials told both outlets that they’re working to get the men back.
The Telegraph reported that the Taliban detained Routledge on or around March 2, alongside two Polish nationals. Taliban officials told the Telegraph that the group appeared to be “partaking in suspicious activities.” But further details have not been released.