Abducted Australian aid worker released

Kabul [Afghanistan], Aug. 29 : Australian aid worker Kerry Jane Wilson, who was abducted in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, in April has been rescued by the personnel of the National Security of Directorate (NDS).

The NDS said in a statement that Wilson was rescued in an operation on Sunday night. "Kerry Jane Wilson was rescued safely during an NDS special operation in Nangarhar province," the Tolo News quoted the NDS statement as saying.

The statement added that several suspects have been detained in connection with the kidnapping adding, investigations are underway.

The Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop also confirmed today that Wilson has been freed. "She is now safe and well. I am relieved for Kerry Jane, and her family with whom I have remained in close contact," said Bishop.

"I deeply appreciate the work of the authorities in Afghanistan whose support and assistance facilitated her release, as well as Australian consular staff who continue to provide assistance to Ms Wilson and her family," she added.

Wilson was kidnapped on April 28, 2016..

Source: ANI