Briton may have been killed by rescuers' grenade: Cameron

11th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

A British aid worker who died in a failed US operation in Afghanistan may have been killed by a grenade detonated by her rescuers and not by her kidnappers, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday.

Linda Norgrove, 36, was abducted on September 26 with three Afghan staff in eastern Afghanistan bordering Pakistan and US special forces launched the botched mission to save her late Friday.

"Linda could have died as a result of a grenade detonated by the task force during the assault. However this is not certain and a full US-UK investigation will now be launched," Cameron told a news conference at Downing Street.

Cameron said the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, "has told me that a review (of the operation) has revealed that Linda may not have died at the hands of her captors as originally believed."

© 2010 AFP

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