British national abducted in Afghanistan: ministry
The British foreign ministry confirmed Sunday that one of its nationals had been abducted in Afghanistan, amid reports she was an aid worker seized while driving through the northeast of the country.
"We can confirm a British national has been abducted in Afghanistan," a spokeswoman for the Foreign Office in London said, without giving details.
"We are working closely with all the relevant local authorities. We are also in touch with the family and are providing consular assistance."
The BBC and Sky News reported that the person abducted was a woman working for US aid group DAI, and she was seized along with three local staff members when their two-vehicle convoy was atttacked by insurgents in Kunar province.
A 36-year-old British doctor, Karen Woo, was shot dead along with seven other foreign medical aid workers in August in the northeastern Afghan province of Badakhshan. Two Afghans were also killed in the attack.
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