Afghan officials: a foreign citizen kidnapped in Kabul

20 June, 2017, 12:55 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • American national kidnapped in Kabul city

The Kenyan citizen was working bas d on a contract that he with the ministry.

An American citizen who is living in Afghanistan was kidnapped on his way to work on Sunday, Kabul police said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

According to a senior government official, the man was abducted from outside his house in PD3 in Karte Char area early Sunday.

RT has reached out to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, the US Bureau of Consular Affairs and the US Embassy in Kabul for more details.

'Travel to all areas of Afghanistan remains unsafe due to the ongoing risk of kidnapping, hostage taking, military combat operations, landmines, banditry, armed rivalry between political and tribal groups, ' the alert on the United States government's page reads.

There have been a number of recent kidnappings of foreign workers in Afghanistan.

In addition to this, two university professors from the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) who were kidnapped in August past year are also still being held hostage.

The professors, Timothy Weeks, an Australian, and Kevin King, an American, were last seen in a video released by the Taliban in January of this year, according to a report in The New York Times. The Khaama news agency reports the two are being held by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani terrorist network, citing local officials.

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