Seven Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan’s Baghlan Province

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Representative imageSeven Indian engineers and an Afghan national (driver of minibus) working for a national power plant (Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat) were reportedly abducted on May 6 in northern Baghlan Province of Afghanistan.

“They were abducted by unknown gunmen while they were travelling to a government-run power station in a minibus,” confirmed Zabihullah Shuja, spokesman for Baghlan police.

Two officials at the Indian embassy in Kabul confirmed have confirmed the kidnapping of seven Indian engineers.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, “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.”

No terror outfit has yet taken responsibility for the abduction. Earlier kidnappings in Afghanistan have been linked to the Taliban.