South Korean hostage report: Taliban unclear about demands

“One says, ‘Let’s exchange them for my relative,’ the others say, ‘Let’s release the women,’ and yet another wants a deal for money,” said Khwaja Mohammad Sidiqi, police chief in Qarabagh. “They have got problems among themselves.”

By AMIR SHAH
Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Afghan clerics and tribal elders are negotiating for the release of 22 South Korean hostages, who a Taliban spokesman said Thursday have been split into small groups and are being fed bread, yogurt and rice a week after their capture.

A local police chief said the talks have been difficult because the Taliban’s demands were unclear.

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