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American living in Afghanistan is kidnapped on way to work

 A US citizen living in Afghanistan was kidnapped while on his way to work, according to Kabul police.

The person yet to be identified was driving just outside his home in Karte Char in Kabul when the kidnappers stopped his car and took him hostage on Sunday morning.

The victim worked as a consultant for the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, which is affiliated to the World Bank.

No one is yet to claim responsibility for the kidnap. 

An American living in Afghanistan was kidnapped while on his way to work, according to Kabul police

An American living in Afghanistan was kidnapped while on his way to work, according to Kabul police

An American living in Afghanistan was kidnapped while on his way to work, according to Kabul police

The US government has issued warnings to those travelling to the Middle Eastern country. 

‘Travel to all areas of Afghanistan remains unsafe due to the ongoing risk of kidnapping, hostage taking, military combat operations, landmines, banditry, armed rivalry between political and tribal groups,’ the alert on the US government’s page reads. 

‘Extremists associated with various Taliban networks, ISIS, and members of other armed opposition groups are active throughout the country.

‘ISIS has demonstrated its operational capability, having attacked both Afghan and foreign government facilities.’

The government has ban unofficial travel to the Afghanistan and requires American visitors to the country to restrict their movements to the US embassy and other American government facilities. 

Just last month kidnappers raided a guest house in Kabul, kidnapped a Finnish woman, and killed a German woman and an Afghan security guard.

Two professors, an American and Australian, were kidnapped in Kabul last August. Three months later, a Spanish NGO worker and an Australian were also taken hostage.


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