5 Aid Workers Kidnapped

Five international aid workers were kidnapped in a remote area of Afghanistan on Tuesday, authorities said. Two women and three men were working for the nonprofit Medair, a nongovernmental organization, and they were reportedly bringing food to children and pregnant women in a mountainous region when they were kidnapped. The victims had not informed Afghan security forces about their trip to the area, a spokesman for the local government said. The reasons for the kidnapping are still unknown, as officials said the kidnappers have not contacted the government or the aid group.