India Saturday said that one of its nationals, who was kidnapped in Afghanistan last month, has been rescued.
“I am happy to inform you that Judith D’Souza has been rescued,” Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted this morning.
She added: “Judith D’Souza is with us — safe and in good spirits. She will reach her Motherland at the earliest.”
The 40-year-old, who was working with an international aid organization in Kabul, was kidnapped on June 9 by suspected terrorists.
Judith’s family had last month written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention in ensuring that she is rescued.
Modi had, in turn, requested Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to expedite efforts to secure Judith’s release from the clutches of her kidnappers.