UK Today News: Taliban Hostage Linda Norgrove Killed In Afghanistan Rescue Operation
Linda Norgrove, an aid worker from Britain who was held hostage in Afghanistan since the last month, has reportedly been killed on Friday, October 8, 2010 as part of the rescue operation, after a suicidal explosion by one of her captors.
Foreign Secretary, William Hague said, “Working with our Allies we received information about where Linda was being held and we decided that, given the danger she was facing, her best chance of safe release was to act on that information.
He further added, “Responsibility for this tragic outcome rests squarely with the hostage takers. From the moment they took her, her life was under grave threat. Given who held her, and the danger she was in, we judged that Linda’s best chance lay in attempting to rescue her.”
Taliban militants, Mullah Bair and Mullah Keftan had held Linda as a hostage, were also killed in the rescue operation that took place early morning.
Linda Norgrove is known to have worked for an agency that helps developing nations. The 36 year-old was part of a number of projects aimed at helping farmers.