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Taliban threatens South Korean hostages

A purported Taliban spokesman said Wednesday that negotiations for the lives of 23 South Korean hostages have stalled and that the militants planned to kill “a few” of the captives. Qari Yousef Ahmadi, who claims to speak for the militants, said the Afghan government hadn’t responded to any of its demands and that the militants would kill “a few” of the hostages before 2 p.m. (5:30 a.m. EDT). There was no immediate word on their fate after the deadline passed. Full Story

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