June 19 (UPI) -- Afghan security officials said unknown gunmen kidnapped a U.S. citizen living in Kabul while he was on his way to work.
The gunmen kidnapped the American in Kabul's Karte Char district on Sunday, Khaama Press reported. No group has yet taken responsibility for taking the man, whose name has yet to be released.
The American kidnapped was first identified as an employee working on a World Bank project with the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture but World Bank spokesman Alex Ferguson later denied the claim.
"No World Bank staff have been kidnapped," Ferguson told ABC News in an email. "Our understanding is that these reports refer to an employee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock who is working for the National Horticulture and Livestock Project, which is funded by a World Bank managed trust fund."