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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 26 — The Taliban said Wednesday that it had executed a South Korean hostage, one of 23 held by the group since last week, and threatened to kill more hostages if its demands were not met. (Washington Post — 31 August, 2007)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 23 — Nearly 100 people, including four U.S. troops, died in clashes in Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday, military spokesmen said, as security forces battled Taliban fighters in a war that has been gaining intensity on both sides of the border. (Washington Post — 29 August, 2007)
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Taliban Kills South Korean Hostage, 1 of 23
Taliban Kills South Korean Hostage, 1 of 23

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 — 30 August, 2007)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 28 — Negotiators in Afghanistan said Tuesday they had reached agreement on a deal that will allow 19 South Korean church volunteers to go free after six weeks in Taliban captivity, apparently ending a hostage crisis that has gripped both nations, officials said. (Washington Post — 29 August, 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 — 1 September, 2007)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 29 — Eight of 19 South Korean church volunteers were freed Wednesday after six weeks in Taliban captivity, officials in Afghanistan said. Mediators said the remaining hostages would soon be released as well, apparently ending a hostage crisis that has gripped both nations. (Washington Post — 29 August, 2007)
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South Korean negotiators in Afghanistan have reached a deal with Taliban militants holding 19 South Korean Christian aid workers for over a month, a presidential spokesman in Seoul said Tuesday. (CNN — 28 August, 2007)
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KABUL, July 20 — Taliban fighters kidnapped at least 18 South Korean Christians from a bus Thursday, and a man purporting to speak for the Taliban said later that they would be killed within 24 hours unless South Korea withdrew its 200 troops from Afghanistan. (Washington Post — 1 September, 2007)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 30 — In an audacious display of force, Taliban fighters on Thursday ambushed a convoy of military vehicles in a remote tribal area and took more than 100 Pakistani troops hostage, local officials said. (Washington Post — 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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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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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 24 — Three British soldiers died and two were seriously injured when a U.S. fighter jet dropped a bomb too close to their position as they battled Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, military officials said Friday. (Washington Post — 31 August, 2007)
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South Korea’s hostage crisis has forced its thriving church communities to re-think their missionary focus. (BBC News — 29 August, 2007)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 22 — Fighting intensified between the Pakistani army and insurgents in a volatile tribal area near the Afghan border Sunday, a week after the collapse of a controversial cease-fire. (Washington Post — 28 August, 2007)
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After releasing three women, the Taliban said that some of the remaining 16 hostages may be freed this afternoon. (New York Times — 29 August, 2007)
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KABUL, Aug. 8 — Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, may decide to impose emergency rule because of deteriorating security conditions and the growing threat of violence by Islamic extremists, a senior government official in Islamabad said Wednesday. (Washington Post — 15 hours ago)
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