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An Unsung Heroine Killed in NATO Rescue Attempt

October 11, 2010

Updated 10/11/10

LONDON (Oct. 11) — A British hostage who died in Afghanistan Oct. 8 may have been accidentally killed by a grenade thrown by U.S. forces sent in to rescue her, British Prime Minister David Cameron said today.

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This kind of news really gets to me. I expect to see stories about troops not faring well after being placed in harm’s way, but the pictures my mind conjure up from a report like this just turn my stomach.


Linda Norgrove’s contributions to the world are nothing short of astounding. Be sure to follow the link to read the full article.

Thank you Linda, for everything you gave.

Linda Norgrove

Linda Norgrove

“Working with our allies we received information about where Linda was being held and we decided that, given the danger she was facing, her best chance of safe release was to act on that information,” British Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement today, confirming her death.

The statement said Norgrove “was killed at the hands of her captors in the course of a rescue attempt last night,” according to Bloomberg News.

via Aid Worker Linda Norgrove Killed in NATO Rescue Attempt.

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  1. beverlyburmeister permalink
    October 9, 2010 7:30 PM

    How horrible!! What a brave soul she was. They will get theirs. What goes around, comes around.

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