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Negotiations ongoing with captors of Indian engineers

Negotiations ongoing with captors of Indian engineers

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May 22, 2018 - 11:31

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Kabul is in talks with the Talibaninfo-icon to secure the release of the seven Indian engineers kidnapped in northern Afghanistaninfo-icon in the first week of May, says a media report.

Afghan officials were regularly updating the Indian authorities on the ongoing efforts, The Times of India quoted unnamed sources as saying.

“All sides are keen to maintain secrecy on the details of negotiations until the Indian nationals are released,” one source told the daily.

Afghan officials have held meetings with tribal elders for the release of the engineers. The elders are said to be in contact with the captors to ensure the safe release of the Indians.

The Indian engineers were allegedly abducted by Taliban near the Cheshma-i-Sher area of Baghlan province on May 6. The Indian foreign minister and national security advisor have already sought Kabul’s help.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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