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PublishDate: Sunday, November 29, 202013:17

ICRC Employee Kidnapped in Maidan Wardak following Abduction of 28 locals

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan confirms an aid worker has been abducted in Maidan Wardak province.

#Roya_Mousavi, a spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross, told the media that the employee had been abducted by unknown individuals on Saturday.

She did not provide further details on the incident.

But Juan Pedro, Head of the ICRC, tweeted that an #ICRC_kidnapped staff, was stopped on his way while coming back from Kabul, the individual is released and has safely returned home.

 

Security challenges have already arisen for the International Committee of the Red Cross staff. The committee has repeatedly suspended its activities in Afghanistan in recent years due to the insecurities.

Earlier, Taliban militants abducted 28 civilians in #Maidan_Wardak Province.

According to a released statement by the provincial police, 28 people who were on the route from phase I of #Behsud to Kabul city, were abducted on their way.

These civilians were stopped and kidnapped in Siya Petab and Pul-Mehrab areas in the Jalriz district of Maidan Wardak province on Wednesday, MoI stated.

No further details were provided on the abductees, and the Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.

The areas where these civilians were kidnapped are allegedly under the militant’s influence.

The fate of these kidnapped individuals are still unknown.

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