“The threat of kidnapping and hostage-taking continues to be very high”
May 21, 2017
Two people were reportedly killed in Afghanistan and another abducted from a Kabul guesthouse late Saturday, the BBC reported citing a spokesman for the interior ministry.
Among the two people dead, are a German woman and an Afghan guard. The woman abducted meanwhile is reportedly from Finland. This comes after an Australian aid worker was kidnapped in the capital of Afghanistan, last November.
In this latest incident, a third foreigner was rescued and an investigation is underway into the details of the incident, Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said, according to the BBC.
Afghanistan, which is in the grip of an ongoing insurgency by the Taliban Islamist militant group, has witnessed several foreigners kidnapped in the past few years.
The British government have warned of a high and constant threat Westerners face of getting kidnapped in Afghanistan. About 100 people have been kidnapped since 2001, reports said.
This article was posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 9:11 am