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Afghan Kidnappers Grow Impatient with U.N., Govt.

An Afghan militant group that kidnapped three U.N. workers over a week ago told the government and United Nations on Thursday to stop stalling negotiations, adding the hostages were cold and sick.The Jaish-e Muslimeen (Army of Muslims) has threatened to kill the three unless authorities meet a series of demands including the release of all Taliban prisoners, the withdrawal of U.S. troops and the suspension of U.N. operations in the country. “It appears the United Nations and the government do not hold the captives’ lives dear and their attitude is such that it can cause loss to the captives,” Sayed Khalid Agha, a spokesman for the Taliban splinter group, told Reuters by satellite phone.Full Story

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