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Indian aid worker who was abducted in Kabul rescued

Family photograph of Judith D'Souza (front row, left) who was abducted in Kabul, Afghanistan, six weeks back in a wave of abductions of foreigners in the war-battered country. Photograph: (Getty)

DNA New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 23, 2016, 02.39 AM (IST) Pooja Mehta
Indian woman Judith D'Souza, abducted in Afghanistan's Kabul, was rescued today morning, said Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet.
D'Souza was kidnapped from the Tamani area of Kabul on June 9 while she was returning home. On June 10, in the wee hours of the morning, family members of D'Souza, residing in India's eastern state of West Bengal had received a call from the Indian embassy in Afghanistan informing them of her abduction.

Since then, her family had written to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on several occasions. 

A day back, D'Souza's brother Jerome had met Swaraj in person and she had assured him that his sister will be brought back home safe. 

D'Souza had been working with a non-profit organisation (NGO), Aga Khan Foundation, for a year in Afghanistan. 

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