A 40-year-old Indian aid worker Judith D’Souza at the Aga Khan Foundation was kidnapped on June 9 at gunpoint near her home in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Kidnapped Indian Aid Worker In Afghanistan Rescued

She has been now freed unharmed after a rescue operation was launched by Indian authorities.

Announcing the rescue on Twitter, the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has maintained a tight lip about who the hostage takers were.

She said, “Judith D’Souza is with us – safe and in good spirits.”

Swaraj added the lady is now traveling back to her own country with Indian ambassador to Afghanistan. She will be reaching the capital city Delhi on Saturday evening.

Following the abduction of D’Souza last month the Kabul police alerted foreigners to travel with guards if living outside secure compounds.

Earlier several Indians had been taken hostage. A Roman Catholic priest from India, Father Alexis Prem Kumar, was kidnapped in June 2014 in the city of Herat by unidentified gunmen. He was rescued in February 2015, but details of the operation were kept secret.

In past thirteen years about four Indians have been rescued from captivity in the country.

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A 40-year-old Indian aid worker Judith D'Souza at the Aga Khan Foundation was kidnapped on June 9 at gunpoint near her home in Kabul, Afghanistan. She has been now freed unharmed after a rescue operation was launched by Indian authorities. Announcing the rescue on Twitter, the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj...