SYDNEY – Australian officials say an Australian aid worker is believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told reporters on Friday that the government was working with Afghan officials to determine exactly what happened to Katherine Jane Wilson, who generally goes by the first name Kerry. Bishop says Afghan officials believe she was kidnapped.
Ahmad Ali Hazrat, chief of the Nangarhar provincial council in Afghanistan, said Wilson was kidnapped Thursday morning in the eastern city of Jalalabad. It was not immediately clear who the alleged kidnappers were or what their motivation was.
Wilson has been living in Afghanistan for years and runs Zardozi. The organization helps support impoverished Afghan women by selling embroidered items they make.