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American, Australian freed by Taliban treated in Germany

An American and an Australian who were freed by the Taliban this week after three years in captivity are now in Germany receiving treatment at a U.S. military hospital.

American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were met at the U.S. Air Force’s Ramstein base in southern Germany by U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell and Australian Ambassador Lynette Wood after they arrived late Wednesday, an U.S. official said Thursday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the case, says both men were taken to the nearby Landstuhl Regional Medical Center where they’ll stay for some time for medical evaluations and a reintegration process.

FILE - In this May 26, 2005 file photo a soldier stands in front of the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. An American and an Australian who were freed by the Taliban earlier this week after three years in captivity are now in Germany receiving treatment at a U.S. military hospital.American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were met at the U.S. Air Force’s Ramstein base in southern Germany by U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell and Australian Ambassador Lynette Wood when they arrived late Wednesday night, an American official said. (AP PhotosMichael Probst,file)

The two former American University in Kabul professors were freed Tuesday in Afghanistan in exchange for three top Taliban figures.

The Australian embassy had no comment.

FILE - In this Aug 29, 2011 file photo a bus stands at the entrance of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. An American and an Australian who were freed by the Taliban earlier this week after three years in captivity are now in Germany receiving treatment at a U.S. military hospital.American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were met at the U.S. Air Force’s Ramstein base in southern Germany by U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell and Australian Ambassador Lynette Wood when they arrived late Wednesday night, an American official said. (AP PhotoMichael Probst, file)