Two South Korean Hostages Return Home; 19 Others Remain Captive

S Korean hostages held by Taliban return home

Kim Kyung-ja and Kim Ji-na
Kim Kyung-ja and Kim Ji-na (Photo: Reuters)

Two weary-looking South Koreans held hostage for about a month by the Taliban in Afghanistan have returned home, hoping for the safe return of 19 others who remain captive.

The Taliban freed the two women on Monday, the first captives to be released since insurgents seized 23 Koreans from a bus in Ghazni province on the main road south from the capital Kabul last month.

“I only hope for the release of the others,” Kim Ji-na, a 32-year-old animation instructor, said just after arriving at Incheon airport, which serves Seoul.

Read Full Story – Reuters

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