Five Red Cross staff kidnapped in Afghanistan

Red Cross
Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said five members of its staff had been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province.

Ramin Ahmad, Spokesman for ICRC in Afghanistan, said on Thursday in Kabul that the five local employees were taken away on Tuesday.

He said the incident had caused the Red Cross to suspend its activities in the province.

Mr. Ahmad said the abducted aid workers were still alive and that their families had been informed of the incident.

“We had a contact with the team leader on Wednesday, and he confirmed that the ICRC workers are alive.

“We are in touch with Ghazni province security forces for the release of the workers,” he said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping so far.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.