British aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan – Four aid workers including a British woman were kidnapped in Afghanistan as election officials ordered recounts in 7 provinces after last week's parliamentary vote, raising further concerns of misconduct and fraud during the polls.

Meanwhile, 2 NATO troops, whose nationalities were not announced, were killed in a bomb attack in the volatile south, the alliance said Sunday.

The British aid worker and three Afghan colleagues were ambushed as they traveled in 2 vehicles in northeastern Kunar province. Police fought a gunbattle with the kidnappers near the attack site before the assailants fled, Kunar police chief Khalilullah Zaiyi said.

Steven O'Connor, communications director for Development Alternatives Inc., a global consulting company based in the Washington, D.C., area, said late Sunday its employees, including a British national, were involved.

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