Taliban militants to kill 'a few' Korean hostages

A purported Taliban spokesman said Wednesday that negotiations for the lives of 23 South Korean hostages have stalled and that the militants planned to kill "a few" of the captives immediately. Qari Yousef Ahmadi, who claims to speak for the militants, said the Afghan government hadn't responded to any of its demands and that between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. the militants would kill "a few" of the hostages. Though some of Ahmadi's statements turn out to be true, he has also made repeated false claims, calling into question the reliability of his information.