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British aid worker allegedly killed by fire


LONDON (WKOW) --  A British aid workers is presumed killed by fire. Britain's foreign secretary says an inquiry into the death of a British aid worker in Afghanistan confirms she was killed by a U.S. grenade.

Linda Norgrove died in a failed attempt to free her in Afghanistan's Kunar province. She was abducted by militants in a Sept. 26 ambush.

Officials initially said Norgrove was slain by her captors, but U.S. Gen. David Petraeus later acknowledged that a U.S. grenade may have killed her.

William Hague told lawmakers Thursday that U.S. special-forces soldiers have been disciplined after the joint U.S.-U.K. investigation into the incident found that a failure to immediately disclose that a grenade had been thrown breached military law.

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