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Missionaries greeted by relief and anger

July 22, 2018
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LOOKING wan and exhausted, and apologising for the trouble they hadcaused their nation, South Korean missionaries held hostage for sixweeks in Afghanistan arrived home early yesterday morning. (Sydney Morning Herald — 3 September, 2007)
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Many in South Korea are growing increasingly angry at the decision of the Christian volunteers to travel to South Korea despite government warnings. (New York Times — 2 September, 2007)
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As they arrived in Seoul, the 19 South Korean Christians freed by the Taliban after six weeks in captivity apologized for putting their country through the hostage ordeal. (New York Times — 3 September, 2007)
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SEOUL, Sept. 2 — Looking wan and exhausted, and apologizing for the trouble they had caused their nation, South Korean missionaries held hostage for six weeks in Afghanistan arrived home early Sunday morning. (Washington Post — 2 September, 2007)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 28 — South Korean negotiators and Taliban leaders have reached an agreement that will allow for the release of 19 hostages from a South Korean church who have been held captive by Afghan insurgents for nearly six weeks, officials in Afghanistan said Tuesday. (Washington Post — 7 hours ago)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 29 — The Taliban on Wednesday began making good on a promise to release 19 South Koreans who have been held captive for a month and a half, freeing 12 and promising to turn over the rest in coming days. (Washington Post — 5 September, 2007)
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BBC News website readers in South Korea discuss the hostage situation and what the government should do to save hostages’ lives. (BBC News — 2 September, 2007)
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KABUL, July 27 — A purported Taliban spokesman warned Friday that some of the 22 remaining South Korean hostages in Afghanistan were in bad health, saying hours after the kidnappers’ latest deadline passed that the captives were crying and worried about their future. (Washington Post — 2 September, 2007)
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