Everything possible 'to get Linda out safely'
US special forces in Afghanistan were seconds from rescuing a UK hostage, Linda Norgrove, when she was almost certainly killed by a suicide bomb vest, the BBC has learned.
They had reached the building where Linda Norgrove was held and were "very, very close" to her, the BBC was told.
A Nato spokesperson, Dominic Medley, said everything possible was done to get her out safely.
10 Oct 2010
- From the section South Asia