AKDN foreign aid workers kidnappedAccording to reports, unknown gunmen have kidnapped two foreing aid workers in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan on Tuesday.

The foreigners were reportedly working for Aga Khan Development Network, and were abducted while they were on their way from capital Kabul to Bamiyan province.

Provincial security chief, Gen. Abdul Razaq confirming the report said the two foreing aid workers were travelling to Band-e-Amir, when they were kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Band-e-Amir is the first national park of Afghanistan, and is one of the recreational places of the country which attracts more tourists both from inside and outside the country.

No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the abduction of the two foreigners, and provincial security chief said that the two foreigners could have been kidnapped for ransom.

He said preliminary reports suggest that the two aid workers are citizens of United States. According to Gen.Abdul Razaq, Afghan police has launched a search operation to free the two abducted aid workers.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.