Scottish YouTuber making dangerous trip to Kabul claims he was detained by the Taliban
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A Scottish YouTuber who picked Afghanistan as a relaxing getaway claims he was detained at a checkpoint by the Taliban.
And we really mean ‘unique’ – the lad’s previously visited the likes of Kherson in Ukraine while under Russian control, Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and gang areas of the Favelas in Brazil.
Now, Mills is in one of the world’s most dangerous cities – Kabul, Afghanistan.
With the Taliban in power, it’s not exactly a popular destination for British tourists, and the Foreign Office actually advises against all travel to Afghanistan.
And the Scot has now claimed he was detained by the Taliban while on his trip out there.
But surprisingly, it’s not really as sinister as it first sounds.
Mills recently quote tweeted criticism saying he’s ‘started blagging’ as they slammed him for ‘getting photos like the boys’ as he was ‘detained for questioning’.
The ‘wee Scottish lad on his travels’ responded: “Blagging? I’m showing people a photo of me sitting with the young Taliban while we wait on the commander coming.
“Detained yes…. Detained meaning I am unable to leave that room and carry on the road until the commander comes and interviews me…. DETAINED.”
He later wrote that ‘the commander was sound’ and was even given a ‘Taliban flag’ after he was detained.
Mills added: “Anyone who’s been to Afghan recently will know that each check point is different. Just your luck.”
The Scot has already uploaded his first video of his ‘first few hours’ in the ‘world’s most dangerous country’.
He aims to offer an ‘alternative’ style of travel content with his YouTube uploads, as this recent video sees him ‘come face to face with the Taliban’.
Other content posted to X shows Mills on pedalos with the Taliban and being 'sworn into' the Mujahideen guerilla fighters.
Mills previously spoke to the GlasgowTimes about his travels and how it’s allowed him to learn a lot about the world.
He said: “There have been incredible people who I've spoken to, with some people teaching me a lot about things.
“Getting to visit all these countries, people and areas has delivered a better education than school ever did.”
He also added: “I've felt privileged in a way getting to see what I've done as some of it has been a real eye-opener.”