Indian officials say that an Indian charity worker kidnapped in Kabul last month has been released.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted Saturday that Judith D'Souza was free. She added that D'Souza was expected to be back in India by the evening.

The 40-year-old worker was hired by the Aga Khan Foundation, which provides education and health assistance in about 30 countries. She was abducted June 9.

Her sister Agnes D'Souza told reporters that she was thankful to the government and Swaraj for securing the release and asked that the media respect her family's privacy.