Transcript in the news of July 23, 2007 (With some misspelled words)
>> Taleban militants in
Afghanistan are still holding 23 South Korean Christian hostage.
They reported to extended the
deadline for talks until Tuesday
Afghans security forces have
been surrounding the compound
South of Kabul where the
hostages have been held since
BBC Jonah Fisher has this report.
>> Hundreds of South Koreans
held a vigil for 18 women and
five men being held hostage. Slogans
are chanted, we want
immediate withdrawal of the 200
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>> It's not a just resistance to
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>> The Taleban Afghanistan's
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released. They appear to have extended the deadline another twenty-four hours.
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and Afghan governments continues
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Afghan hostage deadline expires
The latest deadline issued by Taleban
rebels threatening to kill a group of 23 South Korean hostages in
Afghanistan has passed with their demands unmet.
On Sunday, protesters in Seoul called for the group's
The rebels told Afghan authorities to trade Taleban prisoners for the
hostages by 1900 local time (1430 GMT).
But officials say the Taleban rebels issued a new ultimatum soon
after that deadline expired.
Intense negotiations have been taking place between the two sides
since the Koreans were abducted on Thursday.
The militants have extended their ultimatum on the fate of the South
Koreans at least three times.
Meanwhile, South Korea has added Afghanistan to a list of countries
its citizens are banned from travelling to.
Any South Korean making an unauthorised journey to a banned country
can be jailed for up to one year or fined 3m won ($3,200).
The foreign ministry has urged South Koreans in Afghanistan -
believed to number about 200 - to consider leaving.
South Korea also has about 200 peacekeeping troops in the country,
which Seoul had already been planning to withdraw by the end of the
The South Koreans were seized from a bus travelling from the city of
Kandahar to the Afghan capital, Kabul.
They are reported to be Christians on an evangelical and aid mission.
At least 15 are said to be women.
The seizure is the largest-scale abduction of foreigners since the
fall of the Taleban regime in 2001.
The BBC's Charles Haviland, in Kabul says delicate diplomacy, not
military muscle, is at the forefront of efforts to get the South Koreans
An eight-strong South Korean delegation, including a presidential
envoy, is in Kabul to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai and negotiate
for the hostages' release.
Afghan elders have also been mediating between the militants and
government negotiators in central Ghazni province, where the group was
The hostages are reported to be in good health, but the rebels have
said they will kill them if there is any attempt to free them by force
or if the government fails to release a number of Taleban prisoners
The group has also called for South Korean troops to leave the
On Sunday, police in Wardak province said they had found the body of
one of two German hostages kidnapped last Wednesday.
The Germans, whose identity has not been revealed, were seized with a
number of Afghans in Wardak, where they had been working on a dam
A Taleban spokesman said both men were killed on Saturday because
Germany refused demands to withdraw its 3,000-strong force from the
But Berlin said it believed one hostage was still alive and the other
died of either a heart attack or of stress.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday evening said Germany would not
give in to Taleban "blackmail" to withdraw its troops.
The fate of the Afghans captured with the Germans is unknown.
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