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Indian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan
BBC News | June 3, 2014 | N/A

Posted on 06/03/2014 5:08:29 AM PDT by huldah1776

An Indian aid worker has been kidnapped in the Afghan city of Herat, Indian and Afghan officials say.

The 47-year-old man was visiting a school when a group of unknown gunmen kidnapped him on Monday afternoon.

India's foreign ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the consulate in Herat was trying to get more information.

The incident comes just 10 days after the consulate was attacked by gunmen armed with machine guns and grenades.

At least four attackers were killed in the firefight with security forces that lasted several hours.

Herat lies near Afghanistan's border with Iran and is considered one of the safer cities in the country.

"An Indian national working with an NGO (non-governmental organisation) in Herat province of Afghanistan has been kidnapped. Our mission is pursuing the matter with local authorities," Mr Akbaruddin tweeted.

Media reports have identified the aid worker as Prem Kumar, country director of Jesuit Refugee Service.

The charity said he was abducted while visiting a school in Sohadat village of Herat, news agency AFP reported.

"He was abducted as he was about to return," the agency quoted James Stapleton, the international communications coordinator of the Catholic organisation, as saying.

It said Mr Kumar had been working in Afghanistan for the past four years

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; catholic; jesuit; kidnapped
Watch the kidnap rate explode. Prayers for the Christian who was kidnapped and for the people of Afghanistan (and us) who were stabbed in the back by this administration when they released the five. How many police officers and Afghan soldiers have been killed fighting the Taliban? In 2013 "The Afghan forces—including the army, national police and village self-defense police—have been losing well over 100 men a week to insurgent attacks, with close to 300 injured, through much of the summer, according to numbers provided by coalition officials" [WSJ article found at foxnews 9/21/2013].

Now when I watch the Return of the Black Stallion and the Egyptian is yelling "A deal! A deal!" I'll think of Barak Hussein.

1 posted on 06/03/2014 5:08:30 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

Someone at that school set this up.

2 posted on 06/03/2014 8:04:44 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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