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Kidnapped Indian aid worker in Afghanistan rescued

Swaraj thanked ambassador Vohra Manpreet and Afghanistan for the support

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Publish Date: Jul 23 2016 11:39AM | Updated Date: Jul 23 2016 3:22PM

Kidnapped Indian aid worker in Afghanistan rescued

 An Indian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in June has been rescued , External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet on Satursday.

 
"I am happy to inform you that Judith D'Souza has been rescued," Sushma Swaraj tweeted.
 
Hailing from Kolkata, Judith, 40, who works for the Aga Khan Network, was kidnapped in Kabul while she was returning home after dinner at a friend's place.
 
Appreciating Ambassador Manpreet Vohra for "an outstanding job", Swaraj said: "I have spoken to Judith. She is reaching Delhi this evening. Ambassador @VohraManpreet is accompanying her."
 
Swaraj thanked ambassador Vohra Manpreet and Afghanistan for the support.
 
In her tweet she added: "Thank you Afghanistan - for all your help and support in rescuing Judith."
 
Judith was working with the NGO as a senior technical adviser since July 2015.
 
Her family expressed gratitude following the news of her recovery.