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Kidnapped GIZ worker freed

AT-KABUL:  Foreign Ministry of Germany said that female employee of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) kidnapped about nine weeks ago in Kabul has been released.

GIZ in a media statement issued here said that the released worker is healthy.

Chairman of the GIZ’s management board Tanja Gönner said: “I would like to warmly thank all those who have supported us here and contributed to this good outcome, especially in the federal government and our Afghan partners, but also in particular our staff in Afghanistan and in Germany.”

She was kidnapped on August 17 from Taimani office of GIZ in Qala-e-Fathullah area of Kabul city from her car by unknown gunmen.

In Afghanistan, GIZ has 180 German and international and 1,600 local staff.  GIZ is working in Afghanistan to contribute to the stabilization of the country so that it does not fall back to the state before of 2002.

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