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Judith DSouza, kidnapped Indian worker in Afghanistan rescued

Judith DSouza, kidnapped Indian worker in Afghanistan rescued
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An Indian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan last month has been rescued and will reach New Delhi on Saturday evening, External Affairs...

New Delhi: An Indian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan last month has been rescued and will reach New Delhi on Saturday evening, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

Hailing from Kolkata, Judith, 40, who works for the Aga Khan Network, was seized by gunmen on June 9 in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul while she was returning home after dinner at a friend's place.

Appreciating Ambassador Manpreet Vohra for "an outstanding job", Swaraj said:

Swaraj thanked ambassador Vohra Manpreet and Afghanistan for the support.

In her tweet she added:

Judith was working with the NGO as a senior technical adviser since July 2015.

Her family expressed gratitude following the news of her recovery.

Judith's brother Jerome tweeted.

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