17:57 GMT +319 August 2017
Live
    Afghan security forces. (File)

    Armed Men Kidnap US Citizen in Afghanistan’s Capital of Kabul

    © AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    149172

    A group of unidentified armed men kidnapped a US national in Kabul on Sunday, local media reported, citing a source in the security forces.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Khaama news agency reported that the kidnapped was working on a project for the Afghan ministry of agriculture and the World Bank.

    No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

    Earlier in the day, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said that two of its employees from the country’s consulate in the Afghan city of Jalalabad have gone missing since Friday while they were returning to Pakistan by land.

    Terrorist groups, active in Afghanistan, such as the Taliban and the Islamic State, both banned in Russia, regularly kidnap foreign nationals for ransom and blackmail.

    Related:

    'Prisoner of Conscience': Georgia Denies Involvement in Journalist Kidnapping
    French National Kidnapped in Democratic Republic of Congo Liberated
    Two Chinese Kidnapped in Pakistan
    Tags:
    kidnapping, Afghanistan
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment