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Search on for Indian NGO worker abducted in Afghanistan

Jun 06, 2014 09:50 AM IST India India

New Delhi: Indian NGO worker Father Alexis Prem Kumar, abducted in Herat in Afghanistan, is said to be safe. The Governor of Herat told CNN-IBN that Father Prem Kumar is still in the Herat province.

Search operations are underway to find him. Sources have also told CNN-IBN that 13 people have been arrested in connection with the abduction.

Sediq Sediqi, Afghanistan Interior Ministry spokesperson, said, "Three of the Taliban members who were somehow linked to this abduction, they were arrested and are being investigated for more information about the hideouts of this person. So the police in Herat are doing their best to make sure a safe release of this person. Our operation is underway and we will not be able to disclose lots of details about the operations."