Hostage: We Don't Want to Die

Medicines delivered to South Korean captives
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2007 5:45 AM CDT
President Bush, left, walks with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai at Camp David, Md., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Afghan doctors yesterday delivered medicines to 21 South Korean hostages held by Taliban rebels as one of the captives pleaded for their lives in an emotional radio interview. "We are all sick and weak," a nurse told Voice of America, pleading with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to intervene. "Please save us. We don't want to die."

Some $1,200 worth of antibiotics, heart pills, pain killers and vitamins were dropped in a remote desert location, Reuters reports. The Taliban have already killed two of  23 volunteer workers seized from a bus more than two weeks ago. They are threatening to kill the rest if Taliban prisoners are not released.