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UK hostage's parents credit US for coming clean

LONDON (AP) - The parents of British aid worker Linda Norgrove say the U.S. military deserves credit for coming clean on suspicions that she was killed by her would-be liberators.

The 36-year-old died in a botched rescue operation following her kidnapping by Afghan militants. Officials initially said she was slain by her captors, but U.S. Gen. David Petraeus later acknowledged that a U.S. grenade may have killed her.

In an interview Friday, her parents refused to enter into what Norgrove's mother, Lorna, called "the blame game."

She says "Linda is dead" and "there's nothing going to bring her back to us."

Norgrove's father called it noteworthy that the Americans owned up to the mistake "when they could so easily have covered this whole thing up."

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