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American and Australian professors abducted in Kabul

Two foreign professors from the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul have been kidnapped, media reported.

Published: 08th August 2016 01:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2016 01:49 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

KABUL: Two foreign professors from the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul have been kidnapped, media reported.

ABC News reported that an American and Australian professor were kidnapped at gunpoint outside the university on Sunday.

Kabul police chief Abdel Rahman Rahimi confirmed the kidnapping.

The news comes days after the Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on a group of foreign tourists in western Afghanistan.

In July, Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada claimed an end to foreign occupation would bring unity to Afghanistan.

An Indian aid worker kidnapped in Kabul in June was rescued in July and returned to India.



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