Five aid workers, two foreign, kidnapped in Afghanistan

May 23, 2012 11:09

KUNDUZ - Five aid workers, including two foreign women, have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan province, police and the provincial governor's office said on Wednesday.

"A team of aid workers was visiting one of their health clinics in Yawan district, where the road had been destroyed by floods. They were travelling by donkey. Two foreign women and their Afghan translators were kidnapped and we have started a search operation," said Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, police spokesman for northern Afghanistan.The aid workers were making their way from central Faizabad city and were abducted in Yaftal-e Bala district, said Abdul Marouf Rasikh, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

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