Taliban 'kills S Korean hostage'

Taliban kills a South Korean hostage after negotiations break down, spokesman says.

    The South Koreans had been involved in missionary and aid work in Afghanistan [AFP]

    The Taliban had threatened to kill the hostages unless Afghan authorities agreed to demands to release prisoners in exchange.
     
    Three previous deadlines for the hostages' lives had previously passed without consequences.
     
    The South Koreans were a group of Christian evangelicals who had been involved in missionary and aid work in Afghanistan.
     
    They were kidnapped last Thursday while travelling by bus through Ghazni province.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Saudi-Israeli normalisation could be dangerous

    Why Saudi-Israeli normalisation could be dangerous

    Apart from being disastrous for Palestine, normalising relations with Israel could get Saudi Arabia in real trouble.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.

    What is Mohammed bin Salman's next move?

    What is Mohammed bin Salman's next move?

    There are reports Saudi Arabia is demanding money from the senior officials it recently arrested.