Dutch foreign aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

Taliban attacking Kunduz, Afghanistan (Picture: Twitter/@The_Kashmiri)Taliban attacking Kunduz, Afghanistan (Picture: Twitter/@The_Kashmiri)

A Dutch woman was abducted in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan on Monday. This is according to Afghan television channel TOLO, based on reports from the Afghan Ministry of Home Affairs.

A spokesperson for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to the AD that they are aware of the reports, but would not say anything further. "In the interests of those involved, we do not comment on kidnappings", the spokesperson said.

According to Afghani journalist Mohsin Jamal, the woman is a rescue worker working for the Swedish Committee of Afghanistan. The charity has not confirmed this. Aid organizations Cordaid and Care as well as children's rights organization Save the Children confirmed to the AD that they have no Dutch women working in Afghanistan at this time.

Earlier on Monday a number of Taliban fighters attacked the Afghan Parliament. More than 20 people were injured. It is not clear whether these two incidents are related.