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7 South Korean hostages to be freed

Taliban were expected to release seven remaining South Korean hostages Thursday, a South Korean official said.

7 South Korean hostages to be freed
Taliban were expected to release seven remaining South Korean hostages Thursday, a South Korean official said.

South Korean presidential spokesman Cheon Ho-sun said Thursday that once free, the group will be heading to Kabul before returning home via Dubai.

On Wednesday, the Taliban released 12 of 19 South Koreans held, as part of a deal with Seoul that one Afghan minister warned would embolden the insurgents.

The hostages were released into the care of officials of the International Committee of the Red Cross at three separate locations in central Afghanistan.

None of the 12 spoke to reporters.

The Taliban originally kidnapped 23 South Koreans as they traveled by bus from Kabul to the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar on July 19.


AP
Last Mod: 30 Ağustos 2007, 17:43
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