Mystery surrounds man who travels to most dangerous places as he goes 'missing' in Afghanistan
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Mystery surrounds a man known for documenting his journeys to some of the world's most dangerous places after he went 'missing' in Afghanistan.
Miles Routledge, also known as Lord Miles, posts stories about his travels to dangerous parts of the world. However, fans of the Brit have become increasingly concerned after it was reported that he had been arrested by the Taliban while travelling in Afghanistan.
The last post which was confirmed to have been from Miles himself was sent on 2 March, after he was detained by the Taliban.
Miles said that his capture was because he had withdrawn a large amount of money from a Western Union.
He wrote: "Yo guys, been taken by Afghan intelligence for taking like $1,000 out of Western Union (sus amount). No internet, no idea when this will send, everything is good but please excuse my lack of communication."
Followers of the danger tourist's page have since become increasingly concerned that he had died while in custody.
But while there have have since been posts from his accounts online confirming the traveler is being held under Taliban custody, none of them appear to have featured Miles directly, raising suspicion that he is not safe.
A post on his Twitter page read: "This is a friend of Lord Miles to give an update. 4 months in Taliban custody.
"He's treated very well, has several servants, loads of movies on his laptop, goes on picnics and has tea with the Taliban cabinet gov. He still loves Afghanistan."
They added: "He speaks like he's on holiday. He's sunbathing, playing TF2, writing his 2nd book, reading T.E Lawrence, exercising, has chocolates and cake etc.
"He’s made friends with the Taliban he’s with, he says he’s been invited to some weddings."
However, followers of the account were quick to point out that there had not been any actual confirmation that Miles was safe.
There haven't been any posts from him specifically and no images have been provided which could show evidence that he is okay.
Some also drew attention to the odd wording of the tweet, which seemed to be overwhelmingly positive despite not offering any hard proof that Miles is okay.
Milles first shot to fame online after he went to Afghanistan on holiday last summer ahead of the Taliban gaining control of the country.
Despite fierce resistance from the Afghan army Taliban forces swept into power following the withdrawal of the coalition from the country.
Since taking power, the Taliban have enacted a series of highly socially conservative new laws, including banning women and girls from education and enforcing strict dress codes.