Kabul police chief says the Australian woman was with her Afghan driver when she was abducted by unknown gunmen on Saturday night

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped an Australian employee of a non-governmental organisation in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Afghan police have said.

General Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the Kabul city police chief, said the woman was abducted on Saturday night.

She was with her Afghan driver when she was taken away, Rahimi said. It was unclear what happened to the driver.

We have had lots of developments in the abduction case … but right now I cant share it with the media, Rahimi said.

Another police official with the Kabul police chiefs office, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the woman was over 40 and worked for the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (Acbar).

Australias Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement the embassy was making urgent inquiries.

We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Afghanistan because of the extremely dangerous security situation, including the serious threat of kidnapping, the statement said.

In August an Australian aid worker who had been kidnapped in eastern Nangarhar province was released after nearly four months in captivity.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/07/australian-aid-worker-kidnapped-afghanistan-police-say

Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan, police say