Soldier held in Afghanistan is 23-year-old Idahoan

A 23-year-old soldier who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan has been captured, the Pentagon confirmed Sunday, a day after he was seen in a Taliban video posted online.

The Defense Department released the name of Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, of Hailey, Idaho, who was serving with an infantry regiment based at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

The private was last seen walking away from his base near the border with Pakistan in an area known to be a Taliban stronghold.

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