Our Prayers Are With Our South Korean Brothers and Sisters
Police discovered the body of a second South Korean hostage slain by the Taliban in central Afghanistan while the group threatened Tuesday to kill more hostages if their demands were not met by Wednesday, the latest of several deadlines.
South Korea, meanwhile, pleaded with the international community to set aside the normal practice of refusing to cave into hostage-takers' demands, as it urged a peaceful resolution to a standoff. Twenty-one South Koreans remain captive.
I hope everyone joins me in praying for the South Korean hostages and their families and friends. Please, remember, So. Korea, we will stand with you in this and hope all have a safe return!