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Seven Indian abducted in Afghanistan: MEA says Govt in touch with Kabul

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is in touch with the Afghanistan authorities to locate the whereabouts of the six Indians who were abducted by unknown armed men in war-torn country's Baghlan province.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 07 May 2018, 11:09:35
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Kabul: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is in touch with the Afghanistan authorities to locate the whereabouts of the seven Indians who were abducted by unknown armed men in war-torn country's Baghlan province.

"We are aware of the abduction of Indian nationals from Baghlan province in Afghanistan. We are in contact with the Afghan authorities and further details are being ascertained," MEA official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.  

The engineers were working on a power plant in Baghlan province in north Afghanistan, news agency Reuters reported. The seven engineers were abducted along with their Afghan driver by unknown gunmen as they were travelling to a government-run power station on Sunday, Reuters quoted a police spokesman as saying.

It is yet to be ascertained as to who kidnapped them or whether a ransom has been sought, Reuters reported. Several earlier abduction in Afghanistan have been linked to Taliban, but the group has not taken responsibility yet.

An Indian aid worked was kidnapped in Kabul in 2016 and was released after 40 days.


First Published: 06 May 2018, 16:56:39

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