July 25, 2007 / 12:29 PM / 13 years ago

Taliban kill one Korean hostage: Taliban spokesman

An Afghan guard opens the South Korean embassy's gate in Kabul on July 25, 2007. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan’s Taliban killed one of the 23 Korean hostages on Wednesday after Kabul failed to free Taliban prisoners, a spokesman for the group said, adding insurgents would kill more if their demands were not met.

“Since Kabul’s administration did not listen to our demand and did not free our prisoners, the Taliban shot dead a male Korean hostage,” Qari Mohammad Yousuf told Reuters by phone from an unknown location.

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