Two Korean hostages released by Taliban
One wonders the fate of the rest of the Hostages and whether Religious Groups from other countries should be allowed into war torn countries where Religious Groups are seen as trying to religiously convert the locals which anger the Taliban and waste resources of the international community where resources could be better spent elsewhere.
2 sick S. Korean hostages released by Taliban
Monday, 8:40 a.m.
GHAZNI, Afghanistan -- Two South Korean women hostages kidnapped by Taliban militants in mid-July were handed over to officials from the International Committee of the Red Cross on Monday. The women, who were crying, got out of a dark grey Toyota Corolla driven by an Afghan elder and into two waiting Red Cross SUVs. The women were among 23 South Koreans kidnapped by Taliban militants on July 19.
A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, yesterday had said the two would be released in part because Taliban leaders were happy with the progress being made in face-to-face talks between two Taliban representatives and South Korean negotiators.
"The time hasn't been decided. It could be today," Ahmadi said of the release, reiterating an announcement he first made on Saturday.
The reliability of Ahmadi's information had been considered questionable. Some of his reports turn out to be true but some do not.
The hostages were kidnapped on July 19 in Ghazni province. Two men have been shot dead.