German aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

German woman working with aid agency GIZ abducted by two gunmen in Kabul

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A German woman working with German government aid agency GIZ has been abducted by two gunmen in Kabul, senior Afghan officials said on Monday.

According to a security official cited by local news agency Pajhwok Afghan News, a woman was kidnapped a few metres from her office in Taimani area of Kabul. No other details about the woman or the gunmen were released.

The abduction of the German woman follows the similar case of aid worker Anja De Beer from the Netherlands who was kidnapped in Kabul in June. It is still unclear who was responsible for De Beer’s abduction.

This is not the first time a worker from the GIZ has been kidnapped. Previously, a German national working with the GIZ in Afghanistan was abducted in northern Kunduz Province, a breeding ground for insurgents, cited by Associated Press. After six months of hostage, he fled in May.


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