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Taliban Threatens To Kill More South Korean Hostages

August 10, 2007 -- A Taliban spokesman today is rejecting reports that the militant Islamist movement will wait for direct negotiations with South Korean diplomats before deciding the fate of 21 Korean hostages.

Purported Taliban spokesman Qari Yusof Ahmadi says deadlines issued by the Taliban have expired and that there is a danger that "something might happen to them at any moment."

The Taliban kidnapped 23 South Koreans on July 19, and have since killed two of them.

(AP, dpa)