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Indian Jesuit freed from captivity in Afghanistan

February 23, 2015

Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who was kidnapped in June while visiting a school for refugee children in Afghanistan, has been released from captivity.

Father Kumar served as Afghanistan director for Jesuit Refugee Services.

β€œDelighted at securing the release of Indian Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumar from captivity in Afghanistan," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet on February 22.

Jesuit Refugee Services said in a statement that it β€œis immensely grateful to the Indian government for its role in achieving his release.”


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