An Indian woman, Judith D'Souza, was abducted from the Taimani area of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday night. According to PTI, Afghan authorities are trying to secure her release. Officials at the Indian embassy in Kabul are also in touch with senior Afghan officials, as well as with her family.

"Our Embassy is in touch with senior Afghan authorities and the government is in touch with her family in Kolkata too. All efforts are being made by Afghan authorities to secure her early release", Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials reportedly said.

The woman has been identified as Judith D'Souza, 40. D'Souza is originally a a resident of Kolkata, and has reportedly worked in the social sector for 15 years. She was working in Kabul as a senior technical advisor for the NGO Aga Khan Development Network.

"She was abducted around 10.40 pm on Thursday from the Taimani area of Kabul," CNN-News18 reported. No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction yet.