(LONDON) -- British aid worker Linda Norgrove might have been killed by the people who were trying to rescue her, rather than her kidnappers. United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron said he received a call from Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, informing him of the possible accident.
Cameron said Gen. Petraeus told him a member of the U.S. special forces team detonated a grenade during the rescue operation, and that grenade might have killed Norgrove, who was working in Afghanistan for an American contractor. This finding conflicts with initial reports indicating the explosion was triggered by a captor close to Norgrove.
Gen. Petraeus' office has released a statement in which he requests an investigation be made to determine how Norgrove was killed. His office states that after reviewing surveillance footage and holding discussions with members involved in Norgrove's rescue efforts, her cause of death can not be conclusively determined.
The U.S. military will team up with the British government to conduct the investigation.
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