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En amerikansk hjelpearbeider og hennes sjåfør ble kidnappet i Kandahar lørdag. Cyd Mizell var meget godt integrert: hun gikk kledt i burka og snakket pashto. Lokale afghanerne er sjokkert over at hun ble tatt. Personlige kvalifikasjoner spiller ingen rolle. Hun var amerikaner.

Asadullah Khalid, the provincial governor, blamed the kidnappings on the «enemy of Islam and the enemy of Afghanistan.» Khalid said the 49-year-old American was wearing a burqa when she was seized.
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A professor at Kandahar University, Mohammad Gul, said Mizell taught English at the university and gave embroidery lessons at a girl’s school.

Gul said she speaks the local language, Pashtu, well and that if Afghans asked about her background she would say she was from the Alakozai tribe — a well known Pashtun tribe in the Kandahar region.

«She is a very patient and calm woman,» Gul said. «She was always thinking about Afghanistan’s future.»

Mizell har arbeidet for hjelpeorganisasjonen The Asian Rural Life Development Foundation på stedet i tre år.

Kan bortføringen signalisere at Taliban satser på dette som metode ei høyere grad? Det er de som hevder at aksjonen mot Hotel Serena også var tenkt som en kidnapping.

American woman kidnapped in Afghanistan