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Taliban Claim To Have Killed Another Hostage

From their allies at Reuters:

Taliban say kill hostage after demands are ignored

Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:09PM EDT

By Sayed Salahuddin

KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban kidnappers shot dead a male South Korean hostage on Monday, a spokesman said, accusing the Afghan government of not listening to rebel demands for the release of Taliban prisoners.

“We shot dead a male captive because the government did not listen to our demands,” spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousuf told Reuters by telephone.

“We killed one of the male hostages at 6.30 this evening (1400 GMT) because the Kabul administration did not listen to our repeated demands,” he told Reuters by telephone from an unknown location.

He said the Taliban would kill more hostages if Kabul ignored their demand to release rebel prisoners, but gave no new deadline. He said the body had been dumped by the side of a road.

The shooting was a bloody rejection of the authorities’ request for more time for talks on freeing the South Korean hostages after the expiry of a rebel deadline earlier in the day….

Remember, we’re supposed to learn from Musharraf (and Nancy Pelosi) and negotiate with these worthies.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 30th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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