July 30, 2007

Afghan Police Find Body of 2nd Slain Hostage

Breaking news via AP/Yahoo News:

GHAZNI, Afghanistan - Police in central Afghanistan at daybreak Tuesday discovered the body of a second South Korean hostage slain murdered by the Taliban, officials said.

The victim's body was found in the village of Arizo Kalley in Andar District, some 6 miles west of Ghazni city, said Abdul Rahim Deciwal, the chief administrator in the area.

A purported Taliban spokesman claimed the hardline militia Muslim terrorists killed murdered the Korean hostage Monday evening because the Afghan government failed to release imprisoned insurgents captured Islamist terrorists.

Update by Vinnie: Okay, I've edited this quote with the actual truth.

UPDATE II:Taliban Set New Deadline

The Taliban commanders set a new deadline of noon on Wednesday.

“If the Kabul government does not release the Taliban prisoners, then we will kill after 12 o’clock — we are going to kill Korean hostages,” Ahmadi said. “It might be a man or a woman... It might be one. It might be two, four. It might be all of them.”

UPDATE: A video has been released of the body being found.

Complete Jawa Korean hostage coverage

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