Judith rescued in Kabul

PTI6_10_2016_000163B Judith D'souza

Judith D'souza, who was kidnapped by suspected militants in Kabul, has been rescued, informed External Affiars Minister Sushma Swaraj.

"I am happy to inform you that Judith D'souza has been rescued," Swaraj tweeted in the morning.

40-year-old Judith was working for Aga Khan Foundation as a senior technical adviser. She was kidnapped from outside her office in the heart of Kabul on June 9. She was scheduled to return home this week. An organised crime cartel is believed to have been behind the kidnapping.

Appreciating Ambassador Manpreet Vohra for "an outstanding job", Swaraj said: "I have spoken to Judith. She is reaching Delhi this evening. Ambassador @VohraManpreet is accompanying her."

Swaraj thanked ambassador Vohra Manpreet and Afghanistan for the support.

In her tweet she added: "Thank you Afghanistan - for all your help and support in rescuing Judith."

Judith was working with the NGO as a senior technical adviser since July 2015.

Her family expressed gratitude following the news of her recovery.

"Judith has been rescued by the government. Our family's joy knows no bounds. Gratitude to @PMOIndia @SushmaSwaraj @VohraManpreet," Judith's brother Jerome tweeted.

(With inputs from IANS)

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