Abducted Finnish aid worker freed in Afghanistan

From BBC - September 14, 2017

A Finnish aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in May has been freed, Finland's foreign ministry says.

The unnamed woman was working for a Swedish group, Operation Mercy, in the capital Kabul, when gunmen attacked the guesthouse she was staying in.

A German colleague and an Afghan guard were killed in the attack.

Finland's foreign ministry said the woman was "safe" but gave no further details of her release, asking people to respect her privacy.

Operation Mercy, an aid group that works in areas such as health and women's empowerment, said it received the news of her release "with great joy".


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