No word on aid worker in Afghanistan
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Jan. 28 (UPI) — Kidnappers of a U.S. aid worker taken Saturday in Kandahar, Afghanistan, hadn’t contacted her employer by Monday, the group said in a statement.
Cyd Mizell and her Afghan driver were abducted at gunpoint from a residential area and didn’t have private or government security escorts, Zmarai Bashiri, spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry told CNN.
Mizell, 49, works for the Asian Rural Life Development Foundation and has spent three years in Afghanistan, the report said. She taught English, speaks the local dialect fluently and out of respect to Muslims, wears a burqa, the foundation said on its Web site.
Jeff Palmer, international director for the foundation, said everyone was keen to hear something from the kidnappers.
“This is a first for our organization and we’re really praying for a quick resolution,” Palmer wrote on the site.