Kabul : Late on Thursday, a 40-year-old Indian lady, hailing from Kolkata, was kidnapped in Afghanistan’s Kabul, reports said. As indicated by a report by CNN-News 18, the lady was identified as Judith D’Souza and the report included that she was functioning as a senior technical counsel for a NGO Aga Khan Development Network.

“She was kidnapped around 10:40 pm on Thursday from the Taimani range of Kabul,” CNN-News18 reported.

However, NewsX report said that the abduction took place close to Qala-e-Fatullah, an area of Kabul where many such incidents have taken place in the past. No group has come forward to claim responsibility for the abduction yet.

The Indian authorities are in touch with the Afghan government and are trying to secure an early release of the woman. The authorities also got in touch with the Judith’s family. Government sources claimed that all efforts are being made to ensure safe and early release of the woman.

“Our Embassy is in touch with senior Afghan authorities and the government is in touch with her family in Kolkata too. All efforts are being made by Afghan authorities to secure her early release”, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials were reported saying.

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