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Two Foreigners Reported Kidnapped in Kabul


Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan

Unknown armed men have kidnapped two foreigners, thought to be a U.S. citizen and an Australian, in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The two are believed to be employees of the American University of Afghanistan.

A local police official in the area who requested anonymity told VOA's Afghan service that men disguised in National Security forces uniforms kidnapped the foreigners Sunday night.

The U.S. State Department said in a statement it is "aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Kabul," but did not provide any more information.

Although the identity of foreigners remains unknown they are reportedly doctors working in a nearby hospital.

A U.S. State Department official said "We are aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Kabul. Due to privacy considerations, we have no information to offer."

VOA's Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Steve Herman contributed to this report.