Afghans: Seoul Paid Hostage Ransom After Reported Taliban Rapes

South Korea paid the Taliban $950,000 -- or $50,000 a head -- to secure the release of 19 church workers abducted in southeastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials who took part in the negotiations told ABC News. The negotiations took on urgency, the Afghan officials said, after two female hostages who were released last month reported being repeatedly raped by their Taliban captors. The kidnappers also killed two of the male hostages, who were abducted six weeks ago riding by bus through...Full Story
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