American and Australian Professors Kidnapped in Kabul

Kabul, – Two foreign professors, one from the US and one from Australia, have been kidnapped in Kabul, police said.

The two men worked for the American University of Afghanistan, and were on their way to their guesthouse when gunmen attacked their vehicle.

Gunmen wearing uniforms of the Afghan security forces had smashed the vehicle used by the professors, and forced them out of the car, reports said.

Kabul police chief Abdel Rahman Rahimi confirmed the kidnapping.

The Australian embassy in Afghanistan is seeking to verify reports of the kidnapping, a spokesperson from the Department of Foreign Affairs told Australian news agency (AAP).

Meanwhile, the US state department said it was aware of reports that a US citizen had been seized, but did not comment further.

Source: Qatar News Agency