40 Indians missing in Iraq, kidnapping feared

June 18, 2014 11:55 AM

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40 Indians missing in Iraq, kidnapping feared

Indian officials in Baghdad lost contact with about 40 Indian construction workers in Mosul, and fear many of them have been kidnapped, sources confirm. The group of workers, some from Punjab were working on a government construction project in Mosul, that was over-run by ISIS militants last week.

On Tuesday, the group had tried to move out of the city to travel towards Baghdad, when they were accosted by armed militia and taken to another unknown location. "It was a large group that was moving, and was bound to be noticed by the militia that is everywhere," sources confirmed. MEA officials a...

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