Hostage Killed


The "Green Brigade" has murdered Italian hostage Fabrizio Quattrochi, apparently with a shot in the back of the neck. Al Jazeera, showing uncharacteristic reticence, declines to air footage of the killing. Quattrochi was a former baker working as a security guard. How could anybody kill a baker? Like most of the hostage-taking organizations, the Green Brigade is a group nobody had heard of before. Stupid question of the day: Who are all these hostage takers and where are they coming from?