아프가니스탄 남부 칸다하르주에서 여행중이던 미국인 여자 한 명이 납치됐습니다.

칸다하르주 아사둘라 할리드 주지사는 미국 여자 한 명이 회교여성들이 착용하는 부르카를 입고 칸다하르시 남쪽 인근에서 일하러 가다가 납치됐다고 밝혔습니다. 할리드 주지사는 납치된 미국 여자가 칸다하르주에서 상당 기간동안 거주해왔으며 농업개발을 지원하는 비정부기구 소속으로 활동해 왔다고 말했습니다.

49세인 미국 여자와 운전기사 납치사건에 대해 아무런 단체도 언급하지 않고 있습니다.

A U.S. aid worker has been kidnapped in southern Afghanistan.

The governor of Kandahar province, Asadullah Khalid, says gunmen abducted the 49-year-old woman and her driver today (Saturday) while they were traveling near the southern city of Kandahar. The American woman was wearing a burqa and was on her way to work.

Khalid says the woman had been living in the province for a while. He says she worked for a non-governmental organization focusing on agriculture and development.

No group has claimed responsibility yet for the kidnapping and officials are searching for the abductors. The provincial governor called the kidnappers enemies of Afghanistan.

Several Westerners have been abducted in Afghanistan in the last year, including two German workers and a group of South Korean Christian missionaries.