October 18, 2015 / 2:51 AM / in 3 years

German aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan released

KABUL (Reuters) - A German aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in August has been released safely, the German development agency GIZ said in a statement.

“We are relieved and happy that our staff member is free again,” a statement from the organization said.

No details were released regarding the kidnapping, which occurred in downtown Kabul on Aug. 17.

The kidnapping was one of a series of attacks on foreign targets in the Afghan capital since the withdrawal of international troops from most combat operations last year.

Reporting by James Mackenzie; Editing by Michael Perry

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