KABUL – A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the disappearance of a British explorer renowned for his daring escapades in some of the world’s most perilous regions. Miles Routledge, also known as Lord Miles, has gone missing in Afghanistan, leaving his fans and followers in a state of heightened concern.
Lord Miles, recognized for his audacious journeys to the world’s danger zones, has been a frequent sharer of his harrowing experiences. However, alarm bells began to ring when reports emerged of his alleged detainment by the Taliban during his travels in Afghanistan.
The last verified communication from Miles, dated March 2nd, was an account of his detainment by the Taliban. In an account, he stated that his capture ensued after he made a substantial withdrawal from a Western Union branch.
In his message, Miles conveyed, “Greetings to all. I find myself in the custody of Afghan intelligence due to my withdrawal of around $1,000 from Western Union (an amount deemed suspicious). Lamentably, I’m devoid of internet access and remain uncertain of the timing of this transmission. All is relatively well, but I extend my apologies for the limitations in communication.”
Concern among his avid followers has grown, with many apprehensive that he may have met an unfortunate fate while under custody. Although posts on his social media accounts have affirmed his presence under Taliban control, none of these posts feature Miles directly, leading to heightened suspicions regarding his safety.
One tweet posted on his Twitter profile read, “This message is being relayed by a confidant of Lord Miles, aimed at providing an update. He has spent four months within Taliban custody. Reports indicate his treatment is fair, accompanied by several attendants. He enjoys a collection of movies on his laptop, indulges in outdoor outings, and engages in tea sessions with members of the Taliban cabinet. His fondness for Afghanistan remains unwavering.”
Yet, followers of his accounts remained cautious, pointing out the absence of any direct communication from Miles himself. No pictorial evidence has been furnished to substantiate his well-being. Skepticism was further amplified by the euphoric tone of the tweet, which, while brimming with positivity, failed to furnish irrefutable confirmation of Miles’ safety.