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India condemns abduction and killing of Indian, 2 others in Afghanistan

The Indian national, who was working for an international food services company in Afghanistan, was among three foreigners killed by unidentified gunmen after they were abducted from capital city Kabul.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: August 02, 2018 19:16 IST ]
India condemns abduction and killing of Indian, 2 others in
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India condemns abduction and killing of Indian, 2 others in Afghanistan

India today strongly condemned the abduction and killing of an Indian national along with two other foreign nationals in Afghanistan. 

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the Indian Embassy in Kabul is in touch with the Afghan authorities over the incident.

The Indian national, who was working for an international food services company in Afghanistan, was among three foreigners killed by unidentified gunmen after they were abducted from capital city Kabul.

"It is a matter of deep anguish that an Indian national, working for an international company, was kidnapped along with two of his colleagues from Malaysia and Macedonia in Kabul today," Kumar said. 

He said the local authorities later informed that the three kidnapped, including the Indian national, have been killed by the kidnappers.

"The government condemns this incident in the strongest terms. The Indian Embassy in Kabul is in touch with the Afghan authorities and the company concerned in the matter," Kumar said.

He said the Embassy is rendering all assistance in the repatriation of the mortal remains of the Indian.

The three men -- one Indian, a Malaysian and a Macedonian -- were working as chefs for the French food services and facilities management giant Sodexo, the ToloNews said, citing a senior diplomat in Kabul.

The identities of the victims have not been disclosed.

They were abducted early this morning and their bodies were later found in Mussahi, a volatile area of the Afghan capital, the report said. 

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