Kidnapped Indian aid worker in Afghanistan rescued

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) An Indian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan last month has been rescued and will reach New Delhi on Saturday evening, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

“I am happy to inform you that Judith D’Souza has been rescued,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

Hailing from Kolkata, Judith, who works for the Aga Khan Network, was seized by gunmen around midnight June 9 in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul.

Appreciating Ambassador Manpreet Vohra for “an outstanding job”, Swaraj said: “I have spoken to Judith. She is reaching Delhi this evening. Ambassador @VohraManpreet is accompanying her.”

–IANS

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