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Official: US, Italian Hostages Killed Were 'Well Concealed'

A U.S. counterterrorism operation in January accidentally killed two male hostages – an American aid worker and an Italian – held by al-Qaida on the Afghan-Pakistan border, the White House said. A U.S. official told VOA the hostages were killed during airstrikes by unmanned drone aircraft on January 14. President Barack Obama on Thursday personally apologized for the incident. An official statement said there was "tremendous sorrow" over the death of the two hostages:...

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