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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.

“Delighted 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 “is immensely grateful to the Indian government for its role in achieving his release.”


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