October 11th, 2010
11:27 AM ET

U.S. grenade may have killed British hostage, PM says

A British aid worker who died during an operation to rescue her from kidnappers in Afghanistan may have been killed by a grenade thrown by American forces trying to free her, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday.

Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, will launch an investigation into the failed attempt to rescue Linda Norgrove, 36, Cameron said.

NATO and British officials had said earlier she was killed by her captors, who detonated an explosive.


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  1. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    , hmm lets see, make racist jokes,, make excuses, oh how it would of een differant had it been you,
    play it down, ignore it, change the subject,
    as you set on your ass nice and safe and hide like the cowards you are.

    October 12, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    there is NO " WE " you pile of web filth.
    YOU are a coward and a racist pig.

    October 12, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Marines123

    Ha! Ha! General Bad again. Where have you been. You missed the action. No excuses. Special forces killed 6 Taliban and accidently possibly a Taliban killed hostage while shooting and running into Special Ops gunfire kidnapper killed as always.

    October 13, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. Marines123

    Would not be me because I roll with the infantry. We run over taliban for a living! Sorry Gen Bad. Don't take it personnal. A grunt respects his enemies who don't know better.

    October 13, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mindthief

    She was to be passed up the Talib chain of command (they do have lines to Karzai) and given over to Karzai to forge PEACE presumably. Those forces don't make mistakes,..either ordered to frag the potential of the situation, or ...well I guess two years ago this SF kid walked his crew into a 'funnel of death' and got his medal...they do make mistakes...or get sacrificed to 'locate' enemies..while the drones record for the next order of the day....targeted killing...Peace is not a wise business decision for the neocons' buddy system.

    October 14, 2010 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
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