August 18, 2007 -- Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says a German woman has been kidnapped by four gunmen in the capital Kabul.
The woman, believed to be employed by an aid organization, was seized from inside a restaurant and pushed into a waiting car.
Roadblocks were set up around the city in attempt to track down the car.
The incident comes as the extremist Taliban militia is holding hostage 19 South Koreans and a 62-year-old German man.
(compiled from agency reports)
EYE OF A STORM:
Afghan officials first suggested that insurgents or terrorists were crossing the border from Pakistan in 2003. Relations have run hot and cold ever since. But the roots of the problem go back much further.
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