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Police trying to secure release of Indian abductees

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Interior said Monday it was working hard to free the Indian engineers kidnapped Sunday by Taliban along with their Afghan interpreter in the northern province of Baghlan.

The ministry spokesman, NajibDanesh said that police would use any possible way to free the engineers.

Seven Indian engineers and their Afghan colleague were abducted by Taliban in the Khaja Alwan area, provincial governor, Abdul HaiNemati said, adding that they were being held in the Wasghar area, another neighborhood of the province.

Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.

Separately, foreign minister in a telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart assured that the government of Afghanistan would spare no efforts to free the engineers.

The kidnapped engineers are part of 150 Indian citizens working in the BreshnaSherkat (Power Company).

AssadullahShahab, member of provincial council, said that tribal elders were intermediating to free the engineers.

“We are making efforts with the help of tribal elders to free these engineers. They are working in the reconstruction of Afghanistan and we ask the government to be serious in their release,” Shahab said.

But, another member of provincial council, FerozuddinAimaq alleged that security forces were not doing enough to free the Indian nationals.

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