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By Fazul Rahim

KABUL — Unknown gunmen kidnapped a female foreign aid worker in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, police said.

"At around 9:15 this morning a foreign female national was kidnapped by an armed group ... [in] Kabul city," the head of the capital's police' criminal investigation department Fraidoon Obaidi told NBC News.

"We have also been asked by the agency she was working with and the country she belongs to not release her nationality or identity, but I can assure you that we will do all what we can to set her free and bring those behind this crime to justice," he added.

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No group took responsibility for the kidnapping. Security in the Afghan capital has deteriorated in recent months as insurgents step up their war against the government.

Members of the Afghan security officials stand guard in Kabul after a foreign national was kidnapped on Monday.HEDAYATULLAH AMID / EPA
Carlo Angerer and F. Brinley Bruton contributed.