Indian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan released

Danziel D'Souza, father of Indian aid worker Judith D'Souza who had been abducted in Kabul, meeting with the media at his residence in Kolkata on June 10.
Danziel D'Souza, father of Indian aid worker Judith D'Souza who had been abducted in Kabul, meeting with the media at his residence in Kolkata on June 10. PHOTO: AFP

KABUL (REUTERS) - An Indian woman working for an international aid group who was kidnapped in the Afghan capital last month has been released unharmed, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on Saturday (July 23).

Judith D'Souza, who works for the Aga Khan Foundation, was abducted on June 9 in the centre of Kabul. "I am happy to inform you that Judith D'Souza has been rescued," the minister announced in a tweet. She gave no details about how the release came about.

Kidnapping is a major problem in Afghanistan, affecting mostly Afghans although a number of foreigners have also been abducted in recent years.