Dominic Medley, Nato spokesperson
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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
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