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Red Cross confirms two South Koreans released in Afghanistan

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Monday, August 13, 2007

GENEVA (AFP) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Monday it has handed over two South Korean women hostages held by the Taliban to a South Korean delegation in Afghanistan.

The ICRC said in a statement issued by its Geneva headquarters that the handover was made in the town of Ghazni. It also confirmed that it played a key role as intermediary in the women’s release.

“The ICRC is relieved that two hostages have been released and that they can now rejoin their families back home,” said Reto Stocker, head of the agency’s delegation in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

The Geneva-based humanitarian agency also said it was “hopeful that the remaining 19 hostages will also be released in the near future.”


Written by afghandevnews

August 13, 2007 at 2:58 pm

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