Security alert: 5 aid workers abducted in Afghanistan

A valley in the Afghan province of Badakhshan province, where five aid workers, including two foreigners, were kidnapped May 22. Photo by: Zack Knowles

Investigation is ongoing over the reported kidnapping of aid workers in Afghanistan.

Two foreign women — an African and a European — and three of their Afghan colleagues were abducted Tuesday (May 22) while traveling between the districts of Yaftal and Ragh in Badakhshan province, Abdul Maroof Rasikh told dpa.

The victims’ identities have not been released, but according to Rasikh, spokesman for the province’s governor, they work for international humanitarian organization Medair.

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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

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