Finnish authorities confirmed that a Finnish citizen was abducted in Kabul on Sunday, May 21, and demanded the person to be released immediately.

The Finnish Foreign Ministry stated that the abducted person was a woman working in the Swedish aid group “Operation Mercy” but did not give her name. Ministry spokesperson Karoliina Romanoff told national broadcaster Yle that the only detail she could give was that there was no information about the kidnappers.

The Swedish organization has confirmed that one of its employees was missing. The media have reported about an attack in Kabul on Sunday during which a foreigner and a local bodyguard were killed.

Finnish ministry has issued a warning not to travel to Afghanistan out of security reasons. According to the information, currently there are 35 Finnish civilians and 30 soldiers in the war-torn country.

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