Thursday, August 30, 2007

7 more hostages to go...

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News reports say 12 hostages have been released thus far. 7 more are in Taliban hands, held in different locations in Ghazni province outside Kabul.

ABP: The Taliban has released 12 South Korean hostages in Afghanistan.
The ten women and two men, part of a group of 23 Christian volunteers kidnapped from a bus in Ghazni province on 19 July, were handed over to members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in three different groups.

BBC: The 12 hostages - 10 women and two men - were freed in groups at separate locations around Ghazni province, several hours apart.

Red Cross officials who helped drive them to safety on Wednesday said the group were "relieved" and physically in good shape.

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