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Nineteen former hostages of Afghanistan’s Taliban arrived home inSouth Korea today, saying they owe ‘a great debt’ to those whohelped secure their freedom after a terrifying six-week ordeal. – Brisbane Times (The Brisbane Times — 23 hours ago)
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South Korean hostages return home
South Korean hostages return home

The final South Koreans freed by the Taleban head home, amid rows over the deal made to secure their release. (BBC News — 1 September, 2007)
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The final South Koreans freed by the Taleban arrive home, amid rows over the deal that secured their release. (BBC News — 2 September, 2007)
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South Korea denies rumours it paid a big ransom for the release of hostages held by the Taleban in Afghanistan. (BBC News — 31 August, 2007)
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The final seven South Korean hostages held by the Taleban in Afghanistan are released, ending a six-week ordeal. (BBC News — 31 August, 2007)
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South Korea says it expects the remaining seven hostages held in Afghanistan to be freed in the day. (BBC News — 30 August, 2007)
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South Koreans released from six weeks of captivity in Afghanistan spoke Friday about their ordeal, describing how they were kidnapped and apologizing to their government for causing trouble. (CNN — 31 August, 2007)
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South Korea says it expects the remaining seven church volunteersheld by the Taliban in Afghanistan to be released today. (The Age — 30 August, 2007)
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Newly freed South Korean church workers apologized to their government Friday for causing trouble in Afghanistan by being kidnapped by the Taliban for six weeks. (MSNBC — 1 September, 2007)
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A Taliban spokesman said the three remaining South Korean hostages would be released within hours. (New York Times — 31 August, 2007)
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Taliban kidnappers Thursday released the seven remaining South Korean hostages and handed them over to Red Cross officials, Afghan and Taliban officials said. (CNN — 31 August, 2007)
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GHAZNI, Afghanistan, July 31 — The South Korean government and relatives of 21 kidnapped South Koreans appealed for U.S. help Tuesday, but Afghanistan said for the first time that it will not release insurgent prisoners — the Taliban’s key demand to free the captives. (Washington Post — 31 August, 2007)
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Taliban militants released the last seven South Korean hostages on Thursday under a deal with the government in Seoul, ending a six-week drama that the insurgents claimed as a “great victory for our holy warriors.” (CNN — 31 August, 2007)
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A suicide car bomber targeting a patrol of German soldiers detonated the vehicle outside the gates of Kabul’s airport Friday, killing an Afghan soldier and wounding four Belgian troops, officials and witnesses said. (MSNBC — 31 August, 2007)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 22 — Afghan security forces on Sunday surrounded the location where Taliban fighters are suspected to be holding 23 South Korean hostages and were prepared to launch an operation if negotiations broke down, Afghan officials said. (Washington Post — 3 September, 2007)
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