American woman kidnapped in Afghanistan

Other News Materials 26 January 2008 16:29 (UTC +04:00)

( AP )Gunmen kidnapped a burqa-clad American aid worker and her driver while they were traveling through volatile southern Afghanistan early Saturday, a provincial governor said.

The two were stopped by the gunmen outside of the city of Kandahar, Asadullah Khalid said. He blamed the kidnapping on the "enemy of Islam and the enemy of Afghanistan."

Khalid said the 49-year-old American had been wearing a burqa when she was taken. She worked for the aid agency Asian Rural Life Development Foundation, he said.