Taliban Again Extends Deadline for South Korean Hostages

The Christian group, originally in Afghanistan to provide free medical services to poor Afghan citizens, remains a Taliban bargaining chip.

July 30, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post

Korean Hostage Deadline Extended Two More Days, Says Governor

By Eric Young
The Christian Post

The deadline for the lives of the remaining 22 South Korean Christians held hostage in Afghanistan was extended to Wednesday, after their Taliban captors let pass two deadlines set for Monday.

Marajudin Pathan, the governor of Ghazni province, where 23 South Korean Christians were abducted on July 19, said the Taliban agreed to extend its deadline until Wednesday to allow time for additional negotiations over the Taliban prisoners’ release.

He reported that authorities had talked to the Taliban on Sunday and asked for two more days of talks.

“Fortunately, they did not reject our demand outright, but said that they need to talk to their leaders,” Pathan said early Monday, according to The Associated Press.

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