» 09/29/2010, 00.00
British aid worker abducted two days ago
The woman disappeared along with three Afghan colleagues in the Kunar mountain region. NATO Special Forces are sweeping the area with the assistance of local tribal leaders. Many are hoping for a quick outcome but fear prisoners might be taken to Pakistan. A possible prisoner swap for a Muslim terrorist might be in cards.
Taliban behind abduction of British aid worker
A Taliban leader claims responsibility for kidnapping aid worker in an interview with a Peshawar-based news agency. However, other members of his Taliban group deny it is involved.
More than 500 Afghan women demonstrate against female abduction
The protest was held yesterday in Kandahar. The demonstrators, many of them wearing burqas, are asking for the liberation of Cyd Mizell, an aid worker who was kidnapped on Saturday with her driver. No one has yet come forward to claim responsibility for the kidnapping.
Pakistan, no government response to Taliban offensive
While the NATO attack rages in southern Afghanistan, president Musharraf and the interior ministry meet to study a defensive strategy and combat the apparent powerlessness of the government. In the meantime, the Taliban are threatening women who study, and closing non-Islamic shops.
Waziristan, Taliban abandon fort taken overnight
After setting off explosives against the walls of the military base, in the northern part of the country, the Islamic militants withdrew again to the Afghan border.
United Nations tasks Faisalabad Caritas with repatriating Afghan refugees living in local diocese
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