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Bangladeshi Aid Worker Kidnapped in Afghanistan

  • VOA News

Afghan authorities say unidentified men have kidnapped a Bangladeshi aid worker just south of the capital, Kabul.

Officials said Sunday the man was taken Saturday from his office in Logar province, where he worked for the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee.

It was not clear if the kidnappers were Taleban insurgents, criminals seeking a ransom, or some other armed group.

Taleban rebels in Afghanistan have stepped up their campaign of kidnapping this year, seizing 23 South Koreans in July and killing two of them before finally releasing the others.

The insurgents are still holding a German man kidnapped in July.

Rudolf Blechschmidt was one of two German engineers and five Afghans kidnapped by the Taleban in central Afghanistan. The other German was shot to death after he suffered a circulatory collapse.

More on this from our Dhaka stringer, Zahurul Alam:



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