Australian aid worker Kerry Jane Wilson has been released, four months after she was abducted in Jalalabad.

From CNN

Australian aid worker freed 4 months after kidnapping in Afghanistan

An Australian aid worker who was abducted in Afghanistan in April has been freed, according to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

The woman, whom Bishop identified as Kerry Jane Wilson in a Monday statement, was taken by armed kidnappers at dawn from her home in Jalalabad in late April.

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From ABC News

Kerry Wilson: Australian aid worker released after Afghanistan abduction

The 60-year-old was working with Afghan women’s charity Zardozi when she was taken from the NGO’s office in Jalalabad in April.

The Wilson family released a statement saying they were “over the moon and are looking forward to seeing her soon”.

“We would like to thank everyone who has supported us during this very difficult time,” the release said.

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From the BBC

Australian aid worker Kerry Wilson freed in Afghanistan

Ms Bishop said the government would not comment on the circumstances of her release to “protect those who remain captive or face the risk of kidnapping”.

However she added that she “deeply appreciated the work of the authorities in Afghanistan whose support and assistance facilitated (Ms Wilson’s) release”.

Australia says it does not pay ransoms for hostages.

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