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Taliban Says Korean Hostage Talks Fail

Two South Koreans freed by Taliban. (AFP) KABUL, August 18, 2007 -- Taliban militants in Afghanistan say they are deciding the fate of 19 South Korean hostages after talks for their release failed today.

The militants, who seized 23 Koreans from a bus in Ghazni Province in July, have since released two female hostages and killed two male hostages.

They have threatened to kill the remaining captives if their demand for insurgent prisoners to be freed from jail is not met.

(AFP, Reuters)

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