Three hostages being released in Gaza: official

15th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

SEOUL, March 15, 2006 (AFP) - Three journalists, a South Korean and two French nationals, who had been kidnapped in the Gaza Strip were being released from a Palestinian armed group Wednesday, an official said.

SEOUL, March 15, 2006 (AFP) - Three journalists, a South Korean and two French nationals, who had been kidnapped in the Gaza Strip were being released from a Palestinian armed group Wednesday, an official said.

"The three are being transported by the armed group to the Palestinian security forces in Gaza," a foreign ministry official told AFP.

The official said Yong Tae-Young, a 41-year-old journalist of state-run Korean Broadcasting System, and two French journalists were being escorted by the Palestinian group who had held them in southern Gaza.

The handover will take place at the Palestinian foreign ministry building where security forces were waiting for their arrival.

The diplomat said Yong was "healthy and unharmed" but did not have information on the conditions of the two French nationals.

Followers of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) kidnapped the three in an upscale Gaza City hotel Tuesday after the start of an Israeli raid on a prison in Jericho.

PFLP leader Ahmed Saadat was being held in the Jericho jail over the killing of an Israeli cabinet minister.

Copyright AFP

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