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Father seeks return of aid worker kidnapped in Jalalabad

Father seeks return of aid worker kidnapped in Jalalabad

Apr 30, 2016 - 09:38

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The distraught father of an Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistaninfo-icon has pleaded for her safe return.

Katherine Jane Wilson from Perthwas abducted by unidentified gunmen in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province,on Thursday.

Brian Wilson, father of the victim who has worked in the region for 20 years, said she was due to arrive in Australia on Saturday (today).

According to Daily Mail, the aid worker’s father is the director of the NGO called Zardozi, which aims at helping Afghan womeninfo-icon utilise their skills to become entrepreneurs.

“(Kerry Jane is) level-headed, sensible, keeps her head down, doesn't go to the sorts of places where shootings, bombs and trouble is likely to occur,” Brian Wilson was quoted as saying.

He said his daughter knew the risks involved in working in the region. “She's on the security network, it's always dangerous. There's always peril in the background.” In a video posted on Twitter, Brian urged his daughter to stay cautious.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the Australian government was working closely with the family and Afghan authorities.

She previously worked for the Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees, or DACAAR.The organisation has said Wilson no longer works for it

Bishop said: "We have connections, networks in Afghanistan, and we will be seeking to confirm as many of the details as we can, as soon as possible.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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