The Taliban has killed one more South Korean hostage held in
Afghanistan on Monday night, a purported Taliban spokesman Yousuf
Ahmadi revealed from an undisclosed location.
Ahmadi said the male hostage, named Song Kin-Shi, was shot dead
at around 8.30pm local time since the Taliban felt the Afghan
government were not approaching the talks in a serious manner,
adding that the dead body was abandoned near the Ghazni-Kandahar
The Taliban has repeatedly insisted that the hostages will only
be released in exchange for the freeing of certain Taliban
A total of 23 South Koreans were kidnapped by Taliban militants
in central Ghazni province on July 19, with one male hostage being
executed on July 25.
Family members of
the 22 kidnapped South Koreans in Afghanistan react as they wait
for television news about them in Seongnam, south of Seoul, July
(Xinhua News Agency July 31, 2007)