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2007/08/28 20:33 KST
Cheong Wa Dae announces agreement with Taliban to release 19 Korean hostages

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's presidential office said Tuesday that negotiators from the South Korean government and the Taliban reached an agreement to release all of the 19 South Korean hostages still held in Afghanistan.

   "The South Korean government welcomes the agreement on the hostage release," presidential spokesman Cheon Ho-seon said in a press conference.