From the New York Times: Stephen Farrell, a New York Times reporter held captive by militants in northern Afghanistan, was freed in a military commando raid early Wednesday, but his Afghan interpreter, a British commando and an Afghan woman were killed in the raid.

Gunmen seized Mr. Farrell and his interpreter, Sultan Munadi, on Saturday while they were working in a village near Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan.

They were reporting on the aftermath of NATO airstrikes on Friday that exploded two fuel tankers hijacked by Taliban militants and killed scores of people, including an uncertain number of civilians. (photo: Getty)