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NATO investigating if US grenade killed British hostage

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - NATO says it will investigate whether a grenade thrown by U.S. military forces killed a British aid worker during an attempt to rescue her.

Linda Norgrove was killed Friday during a raid by U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan. She had been kidnapped two weeks earlier along with three Afghan colleagues, who were later released.

NATO initially said Norgrove died when her captors detonated a bomb as NATO forces tried to free her. But today, British Prime Minister David Cameron raised the possibility that Norgrove was killed by a grenade lobbed by a member of the U.S. special forces rescue team.

A NATO spokesman in Kabul says it's "not conclusive what the cause of her death was." He says the rescue mission leader looked at surveillance footage of the raid and talked with members of the rescue team.

An investigation was ordered by the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus. It will be led by a U.S. Army major general.


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