German aid worker abducted 11 months ago in Pakistan seen alive in video

Published December 22, 2012

| Associated Press

A German aid worker abducted in Pakistan 11 months ago is seen urging authorities in a video message to meet his captors' demands, warning that otherwise they could kill him within days.

The undated video — probably recorded under duress by his captors — was broadcast Saturday by Pakistan's Dunya TV.

Germany's foreign ministry said it "knows the case" and is aware of the video. Aid organization German Agro Action declined to confirm whether the video indeed showed one of its two staffers abducted in central Pakistan in January, acknowledging only "we know the video."

The aid worker, identifying himself as 59-year-old Bernd Muehlenbeck in the short video, says he was captured by mujahedeen — a generic term for militant Islamic extremists — but didn't specify any of their demands.

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