Three foreign workers kidnapped in Kabul

A woman holding dual British-Irish nationality is among three foreign workers kidnapped in Afghanistan today.

The trio – including a Kosovar woman and Filipino man – were assisting with the presidential elections when they were kidnapped at gunpoint in the capital Kabul this afternoon.

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said that the government had already been in touch with the family of the Briton, who has not been named.

The BBC has reported that at least three kidnappers carrying Kalashnikovs forced the election workers into a vehicle before making off.

A group calling itself the Jaish-e-Muslimeen, 'Army of Muslims', has said that it was holding the three. The kidnappers have not yet issued any demands.


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