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Prime Minister Says British Aid Worker May Have Died At U.S. Hands


British aid worker Linda Norgrove in an undated photo

British aid worker Linda Norgrove in an undated photo

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that a British aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan may have been killed by U.S. forces instead of her captors in a botched rescue attempt.

Linda Norgrove, 36, was killed on October 8 in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar Province after being kidnapped in a Taliban ambush on September 26.

Cameron said that General David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, had told him that Norgrove may have been killed by a grenade detonated by a member of the U.S. special forces rescue team.

But Cameron cautioned that "this is not certain" and said there will be a full investigation into the incident.

Initial reports said Norgrove was killed by a bomb set off by the Taliban.

compiled from agency reports
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