Aid worker decapitated
ISLAMABAD. The decapitated body of a British aid worker, who was on his last foreign trip before retiring, has been found almost four months after he was kidnapped in Pakistan.
Red Cross nurse Khalil Dale, a 60-year-old Muslim convert, was taken hostage by suspected pro-Taliban fighters in January. He was managing a health program in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province.
His remains were found beside a road outside the city on Sunday, wrapped in cellophane inside a plastic bag. An unsigned note said he had been killed because a ransom had not been paid and a video would soon be released of his execution. It is understood that his captors demanded $US30 million ($A28.7 million) from the Red Cross.