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Captors of British Aid Worker 'Set Off Explosion'

Sunday, 10 Oct 2010 11:27 AM

The parents of Linda Norgrove are waiting to be told how the kidnapped Scottish aid worker died when US special forces stormed a mud-walled compound in eastern Afghanistan, The Guardian reports.

According to conflicting reports her captors either threw a grenade into the room where the 36-year-old was being held, or detonated a suicide vest.

The unsuccessful rescue mission came three weeks after Norgrove was seized by insurgents in the mountainous province of Kunar, near the Pakistan border, on her way to view an irrigation project she had overseen.

She had been working with the US aid organisation Development Alternatives Inc (DAI) and had been based in Jalalabad. An intrepid traveller, she had risked the journey into one of Afghanistan's most dangerous areas in the company of three trusted workers.

Read the entire story at guardian.co.uk

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The parents of Linda Norgrove are waiting to be told how the kidnapped Scottish aid worker died when US special forces stormed a mud-walled compound in eastern Afghanistan, The Guardian reports.
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