South Korean Christian hostage update"We are all sick and in bad condition."First victim - Pastor Bae Hyung-kyu.
May he Rest In Peace.Shim Sung-min, the second hostage reportedly killed. I hope and pray he's not.
God bless him.Mourning, watching, praying and waiting.Two lawmakers—one of them a former Taliban member—and several influential elders have joined negotiations with the hardline militia to step up pressure for the release of 22 South Korean hostages, an official said Saturday.
A South Korean presidential envoy, Baek Jong-chun, was scheduled to hold talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday, an official from the South Korean Embassy in Kabul said. She spoke on condition of anonymity because of embassy policy.
The Taliban has demanded the release of insurgent prisoners in exchange for the South Koreans, who were captured on July 19. One of the original 23 captives was shot to death on Wednesday.
A former Taliban commander—Abdul Salaam Rocketi, now a member of parliament—has joined the talks, said Shirin Mangal, spokesman of the Ghazni provincial governor. A second lawmaker and several respected leaders from around Qarabagh, the area in Ghazni province where the hostages were taken, have also joined, he said.“Today we are hopeful to get a good result because more and more elders have gathered from Ghazni,” said Qarabagh police chief Khwaja Mohammad. “I hope the Taliban will listen to these negotiations now because they are neutral people—elders from around Qarabagh
God Bless these beautiful people - from those Blood Thirsty HEADCHOPPING Maniacs!