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Gunmen abduct American and Australian in Kabul

Published 08/08/2016

Three other foreigners who were kidnapped in Kabul in the past year have been released
Three other foreigners who were kidnapped in Kabul in the past year have been released

Five gunmen wearing military uniforms have abducted an American and an Australian in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

An Afghan security official said that the two foreigners were taken from their vehicle on a main road near the American University of Afghanistan. They are believed to be employees of the university.

Australia's department of foreign affairs and trade said that its embassy in Kabul was seeking to "verify reports of the kidnapping".

Three other foreigners who were kidnapped in Kabul in the past year have been released.

An Australian woman, Kerry Jane Wilson, was abducted in the eastern city of Jalalabad in April. Her whereabouts are unknown.

AP

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