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Afghan officials working with local tribal elders to rescue abducted Indian engineers: Media report

In Afghanistan, security officials are working with local tribal elders to trace the seven Indian engineers abducted by the Taliban gunmen in the restive northern Baghlan province, media reports today said. Provincial Governor Abdul Nemati said the security forces and the local officials are busy tracking the missing engineers and their driver.

Provincial police spokesman Zabiullah Shuja said the Indian engineers were working on a project for the construction of a power sub-station.

They were abducted by the militants from the vicinity of Cheshma-e-Sher area yesterday while they were travelling to inspect the work progress.

Baghlan Governor had said the terror group had abducted the Indian engineers and their driver, believing they were government employees. The External Affairs Ministry had said in New Delhi that it is in touch with authorities in Afghanistan.

Source: AIR