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Two French aid workers kidnapped in Afghanistan

Latest update : 2008-07-18

Two French aid workers from the NGO Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) were taken hostage on Friday morning in the Day Kundi province of Afghanistan, the NGO said. The two are thought to be alive.

Two French aid workers have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, Action Against Hunger (Action Contre la Fain - ACF) said Friday in a statement.
   
The pair -- whose identities were not revealed -- were kidnapped in the early hours of the morning as they slept in the NGO's guest house in Nili, in Day Kundi Province, the Paris-based organisation said.
   
"According to ACF knowledge, the two expatriates are alive," it stated.
   
ACF said it had suspended all its relief operations in Afghanistan and condemned the kidnapping, saying it affected the integrity of humanitarian organisations and threatened assistance to civilians.

Date created : 2008-07-18

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