The location of the 40 Indian construction workers kidnapped in Mosul town of strife-torn Iraq has been identified by Iraqi authorities, the government said.
Family members of the Indians who are believed to be trapped in the troubled city of Mosul, Iraq at Golden Temple in Amritsar. (Source: PTI)
Asserting that it was doing everything possible to secure release of the kidnapped Indians, the government said Indian embassy in Baghdad was "persistently" following the matter with Iraqi authorities.
Muslims offer prayers in Allahabad for the safety of abducted Indians in Iraq. (Source: PTI)
"We have been informed by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry that they have been able to determine the location of where these abducted Indian nationals are being held captive with workers of a few other nationalities," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said. (Source: PTI)
Asked about location of the kidnapped Indians, he refused to share information. "At this stage I will not be able to share information on either location of that place or what the Iraqi authorities had shared with us."On whether they were safe he said, "There is no safety in captivity." (Source: PTI)
The workers, mostly from Punjab and other parts of northern India, were working on a construction project in Mosul in northern Iraq which has been captured by Sunni
militant group ISIS (Islaic State of Iraq and Syria). (Source: PTI)
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