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Finland demands release of national abducted in Kabul.

HELSINKI -- Finnish authorities on Sunday demanded that a Finnish national abducted in Kabul, Afghanistan, should be released immediately.

The Finnish Foreign Ministry confirmed earlier that a Finnish citizen was kidnapped following an attack in Kabul Sunday.

Media reports said a foreigner and a local bodyguard were killed in the attack.

Finnish media said the abducted person was a Finnish woman employed by the Swedish aid group 'Operation Mercy'. The organization confirmed to the Swedish news agency TT that one of its workers was missing.

The Finnish Foreign Ministry did not give the name of the abducted person. 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 ministry's travel advisories warned against any travel to Afghanistan due to the security situation.

Currently there are 35 Finnish civilians and some 30 soldiers in Afghanistan, according to the ministry.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:May 22, 2017
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