2 More Kidnapped Indian Engineers Freed in Afghanistan
[ToloNews] India said on Tuesday two more of the seven Indian engineers kidnapped in northern Baghlan province in May 2018 had been freed and had returned to the country, the Hindustan Times reported.
With this, so far six of the kidnapped Indian engineers have been freed.
India’s external affairs ministry said in a brief statement on Tuesday that the two Indian nationals were "released from captivity in Afghanistan" on July 31 and "returned to India today."
The statement confirmed the two men were part of the group of seven Indians kidnapped more than two years ago, but didn’t give details of the circumstances of their release.
"Six Indian nationals have now been released so far from captivity," the statement said.
"We thank the government of the Islamic Theocratic
Republic of Afghanistan for their constant and unwavering support in securing the release of the Indians," the statement added.
The seven men were working on power projects run by the Afghan government when they were kidnapped in northern Baghlan province.
One of them was freed in March 2019 while three more were released last October, according to the Hindustan Times report.
Posted by: trailing wife 2020-08-06