Indian Jesuit NGO Director Taken Hostage in Afghanistan

PUBLISHED ON: June 3, 2014 | Duration: 1 min, 45 sec

  
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Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar Antonysamy has been identified as the Indian national kidnapped in Afghanistan on Monday. He is the country head of Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) - an international NGO in Afghanistan. Father Kumar was taken by unidentified armed men in an area outside Herat, the capital of the western province of the same name, bordering Iran. He was reportedly visiting a school for Afghan refugee children from Iran and Pakistan outside the city of Herat. Sources have told NDTV he was advised not to travel out of the capital. (Read more)
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