A health ministry spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least six people were killed and 25 wounded in clashes.
An alleged middleman involved in sending workers to Iraq has claimed the abducted Indians “had a chance” to return before they were captured.
Says little harm if supply hit, asks PSUs to explore options.
The militants are linked to rebel groups, the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in the Middle East and al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf.
It must reach out to Kurdish forces and prioritise protection of its core interests.
The officials say the provincial governor based in the city is missing.
A jihadist group called Ansar Beit al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of a tour bus in Egypt.
China has previously called some of the violence in the far western region of Xinjiang the work of Islamist militants.
China has stepped up its rhetoric against what it says is a threat the country faces from Islamist militants.
The forested area has become a favoured hideout for fighters of Islamist sect Boko Haram.
Suspect named as 30-year-old Naida Asiyalova
Saleem Landur started a small comapny in 2000 that is now creating software tools for CDR analysis.
The military’s claims are difficult to verify due to non-accessibility to concerned regions.
Messages posted by Libyan jihadists on the Internet called ‘Benghazi is Protected by its People’.
Eleven people suspected of involvement with the well-planned assault were in custody.