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'Operation to rescue Koreans begins'

An Afghan official says rescue operation for the remaining 21 Korean hostages held by the Taliban has begun.

world Updated: Aug 01, 2007 18:05 IST


An operation aimed at rescuing the remaining 21 Korean hostages held by the Taliban began on Wednesday in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, a provincial official said, hours after the expiry of another Taliban deadline.

"The operation has started," said Khowja Seddiqi, the district chief of Ghazni's Qarabagh district, where the Taliban kidnapped 23 Korean Christian volunteers nearly two weeks ago.

He did not give more details or say who was involved.

First Published: Aug 01, 2007 17:50 IST