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Taleban free two S Korea hostages

ICC Note: Please pray for these women, and for the rest of the hostages who haven’t been released yet.

8/14/07 Afghanistan (BBC) – The Taleban have freed two members of a group of South Korean hostages abducted in Afghanistan .

The pair, both women, were brought to a meeting point pre-arranged with the Taleban and handed to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

They were said to have been released partly because they were in poor health and partly as a goodwill gesture after talks with South Korean officials.

Two of the 23 South Koreans captured three weeks ago have been killed.

The location of Monday’s release was close where the bodies of the two male hostages were found last month, says the BBC’s Charles Haviland in Kabul .

South Korea ‘s foreign ministry confirmed that the two women had been freed.

‘Heavy heart’

The two women, who were wearing headscarves and were in tears, got into the ICRC car and were driven to the nearby town of Ghazni , our correspondent says…[Go To Full Story]