Gunmen abduct American, Australian in Kabul: Official

    Gunmen abduct American, Australian in Kabul: Official

    Aug.8, Kabul: An American and an Australian have been abducted by five gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms in the Afghan capital, Kabul, a security official said Monday.

    Spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry Sediq Sediqqi said that the two foreigners were taken from their SUV while driving on Sunday night on a main road near the American University of Afghanistan. They are believed to be employees of the university, he said.

    Sediqqi added that initial reports show that up to five armed men stopped the foreigners' vehicle and carried out the kidnapping. The two abducted are both men, he said. He did not reveal any more details except to say that an investigation is underway.

    Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement that its embassy in Kabul was seeking to "verify reports of the kidnapping."

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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