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Aid Worker Abducted in Afghanistan Is Rescued ; Australian Woman Held for 4 Months Is Freed in Raid by Special Forces

Newspaper article International New York Times

Aid Worker Abducted in Afghanistan Is Rescued ; Australian Woman Held for 4 Months Is Freed in Raid by Special Forces

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Kerry Jane Wilson, who is in her 60s, had been working in the country for about 20 years when she was taken from her office in Jalalabad on April 28.

An Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan and held for four months has been released and is doing well, Australia's foreign minister, Julie Bishop, said on Monday.

The aid worker, Kerry Jane Wilson, who is in her 60s and is also known as Katherine Jane, had been working in Afghanistan for about 20 years and had most recently run Zardozi, an organization that promoted the work of Afghan artisans, particularly women.

She was taken from her office in the eastern city of Jalalabad on the morning of April 28 by two armed men.

Ms. Bishop did not provide further details of the conditions of Ms. …

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