7 Indian engineers abducted in Afghanistan by Taliban gunmen
The exterior affairs ministry mentioned in New Delhi it’s in contact with authorities in Afghanistan and is ascertaining the main points of the incident.
The Taliban terrorists kidnapped the Indians, working for Maharashtra-based firm KEC, and their Afghan driver early this morning in Bagh-e-Shamal space of the provincial capital Pul-e-Khomre, TOLOnews reported, citing officers.
In response to the Related Press, the seven Indian nationals have been electrical engineers.
The corporate staff have been kidnapped whereas they have been travelling to the realm the place KEC has a contract to function an electrical energy sub-station, the Afghan information channel reported.
Baghlan governor Abdulhai Nemati mentioned the Taliban group took the engineers hostage and moved them to the Dand-e-Shahabuddin space of Pul-e-Khumri metropolis, based on the report.
It quoted Nemati as saying that the Afghan authorities spoke with the Taliban through native individuals and the fear group mentioned it had kidnapped them, believing they have been authorities staff.
No group has, nonetheless, claimed duty for the kidnapping.
Nemati mentioned they’re attempting to get the abductees launched by way of tribe elders and mediation.
In response to queries, the exterior affairs ministry spokesperson mentioned, “We’re conscious of the kidnapping of Indian nationals from Baghlan province in Afghanistan. We’re in touch with the Afghan authorities and additional particulars are being ascertained.”
Harsh Goenka, the chairman of the RPG Enterprises, the guardian firm of KEC, mentioned he has requested exterior affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to assist rescue its staff.
“Request @SushmaSwaraj and Ministry of Exterior Affairs to assist rescue 7 of our managers from the kidnapping in Afghanistan.#KEC,” Goenka tweeted.
KEC, a world infrastructure engineering, procurement and building main, is without doubt one of the largest Indian firms in Afghanistan.