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Efforts Underway to Retrieve Kidnapped ICRC Official in Afghanistan | VOA News

Efforts Underway to Retrieve Kidnapped ICRC Official in Afghanistan | VOA News

A search operation is underway in Afghanistan to recover a kidnapped foreigner working for the International Committee of the Red Cross, provincial authorities said.

Several staff members were traveling in two vehicles to the restive northern Kunduz province on Monday when unknown gunmen intercepted them, according to an ICRC statement.

They took hostage one male colleague while the rest were let go, it added, without discussing the nationality of the abductee.

Police in Kunduz told VOA the man is Spanish, while those freed were Afghan nationals.

Source: Efforts Underway to Retrieve Kidnapped ICRC Official in Afghanistan