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An American aid worker has been kidnapped with her driver while travelling in a volatile region in southern Afghanistan.
Unknown gunmen took the pair outside of the southern city of Kandahar, said provincial governor Asadullah Khalid.
He blamed the kidnapping on the "enemy of Islam and the enemy of Afghanistan", Associated Press news agency said.
It quoted Mr Khalid as saying the woman was 49 and worked for Asian Rural Life Development Foundation aid agency.