Kerry Wilson: Australian aid worker released after Afghanistan abduction.

By political reporter Anna Henderson

Australian aid worker Kerry Wilson has been released after being abducted in Afghanistan earlier this year, the Federal Government has confirmed.

The 60-year-old was working with Afghan women’s charity Zardozi when she was taken from the NGO’s office in Jalalabad in April.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop released a statement confirming Ms Wilson was “safe and well”.

“I deeply appreciate the work of the authorities in Afghanistan whose support and assistance facilitated her release, as well as Australian consular staff who continue to provide assistance to Ms Wilson and her family,” Ms Bishop said.

“To protect those who remain captive or face the risk of kidnapping in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the Government will not comment on the circumstances of Kerry Jane’s release.”

At the time of the kidnapping, Zardozi’s board chairman Dominic d’Angelo said Ms Wilson was taken from the charity’s office at gunpoint