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Hague describes failed attempt to rescue Linda Norgrove

British aid worker Linda Norgrove may have been accidentally killed by US forces during a rescue mission in Afghanistan, David Cameron has said.

International forces there originally said the 36-year-old died on Friday when one of her captors detonated a suicide vest.

But the prime minister said new details had come to light suggesting her death may have resulted from a US grenade.

Foreign Secretary William Hague issued the following statement on the failed rescue attempt to the House of Commons.

  • 11 Oct 2010
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