KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A top South Korean envoy is headed to Afghanistan, scrambling to save 22 of his country's citizens held captive by Taliban kidnappers after the militants killed one hostage.I initially misread that. I thought for a second that it said "...after the mutants killed one hostage."
Incidentally, seeing the headline SKorea Races To Save 22 Hostages, I had visions of them sending the 707th Special Missions Battalion to settle some Taliban hash. Nope, turns out they're sending a negotiator.
"We will not use force against the militants to free the hostages," he said. "The best way in this case is dialogue."...Well, you tell 'em, Chun. That oughtta strike some fear in the heart of the Hadjis.
"We oppose military operations and there won't be military operations that we do not consent to," Chun said.