Unknown gunmen kidnapped an International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) employee on Monday afternoon on the Kunduz-Mazar-e-Sharif highway.
According to ICRC spokesman Ahmad Ramin Ayaz, the ICRC staff had been traveling in two vehicles when the incident occurred.
Ayaz said they were on their way to Kunduz from Mazar when gunmen stopped both vehicles. They took one staff member hostage.
The ICRC has not released the identity of the kidnapped employee but said it was concerned about the safety of its workers.