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Taliban extend deadline to kill Italian reporter

The Taliban have extended their deadline to execute a kidnapped Italian journalist by three days to Monday to give Rome more time to respond to their demands, a rebel spokesman said on Saturday. News of the extension of the deadline, which had been set to expire on Friday, came a day after Italy appealed for time as the rebels said they had killed an Afghan driver abducted along with La Repubblica reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo. “We are extending the deadline for three days from Friday,” Mullah Hayatullah Khan told Reuters. “We will wait for the response in regard to our demands.” Full Story

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