Dutch aid worker abducted in Afghanistan: officials

25th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

Gunmen kidnapped a Dutch aid worker and his Afghan driver on Monday in the increasingly volatile north of the country, local officials said.

"A Dutch aid worker working for an NGO (non-governmental organisation) that helps the disabled was abducted today in Khan Abad district," Faiz Mohammad Tawhidi, Takhar provincial spokesman, told AFP.

The abducted pair were travelling in a private car to neighbouring Kunduz province when they were stopped by armed men and snatched at gun point, an Afghan intelligence official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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