Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan, police say Enough is enough. It's time to protect aid workers

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped an Australian employee of a non-governmental organisation in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Afghan police have said.

General Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the Kabul city police chief, said the woman was abducted on Saturday night.

She was with her Afghan driver when she was taken away, Rahimi said. It was unclear what happened to the driver.

“We have had lots of developments in the abduction case ... but right now I can’t share it with the media,” Rahimi said.

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Another police official with the Kabul police chief’s office, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the woman was over 40 and worked for the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (Acbar).

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement the embassy was making “urgent inquiries”.

“We continue to advise Australians not to travel to because of the extremely dangerous security situation, including the serious threat of kidnapping,” the statement said.

In August an Australian aid worker who had been kidnapped in eastern Nangarhar province .

Source : theguardian[dot]com