Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hostage Crisis-Taliban hold Koreans in Afghanistan

The Taliban has demanded the release of insurgent prisoners in exchange for the South Korean hostages, who were captured on July 19. One of the original 23 captives-Kim Sun-il - was murdered on Wednesday.The South Koreans, including 18 women, were kidnapped while traveling by bus on the Kabul-Kandahar highway, Afghanistan's main thoroughfare. The
Koreans are believed to be volunteers for a Christian Church group.

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