U.S. citizen kidnapped in Afghanistan

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 19 (ANI): Unidentified armed men disguised as Afghan security force personnel kidnapped a U.S. citizen in Kabul on Sunday. The Khaama news agency reported that the kidnapped American was working on a project for the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture and the World Bank. No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. According to reports, a senior government official confirmed the man was kidnapped from outside his home in the Karte Char area of the city on Sunday. Earlier on Sunday, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry also said that two of its employees from its Consulate in Jalalabad have gone missing since Friday while they were returning to Pakistan by road. Terrorist groups active in Afghanistan, such as the Taliban, al-Qaeda and the Islamic State frequently kidnap foreign nationals for ransom or blackmail. (ANI)