Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Indians abducted by Taliban in Afghanistan

12 killed, 33 hurt in Afghanistan mosque bombing, officials say - WFSB 3 Connecticut At least 17 killed in mosque blast in Afghanistan - TV
| 07 May, 2018, 15:14

Indian officials in Kabul said the engineers worked for the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat company that operates a power station in northern Baghlan. "We are in contact with the Afghan authorities and further details are being ascertained", MEA official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction so far.

Seven Indian engineers have been kidnapped in Afghanistan along with their Afghan driver, police say.

And a vehicle bomb killed two people and wounded another three in the eastern Paktia province in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

But provincial deputy director of public health Gul Mohammad Mangal told AFP at least 12 people had been killed and 33 wounded in the explosion.


There are concerns that the stickers could put voters in restive districts at risk of being targeted by Taliban or Islamic State militants who have signalled they intend to disrupt the elections.

Pakistan has strongly condemned the terrorist attack at a voter registration centre in a mosque in Afghanistan's Khost province that killed and injured dozens earlier on Sunday. IS is not known to have a presence in Khost, but has expanded its footprint into other areas in recent years.

Talib Mangal, spokesman for the provincial governor, confirmed Sunday's attack and provided the approximate toll. They were kidnapped while traveling to Pul-e-Khomre, the capital city of Baghlan where the company is said to have an electricity substation contract.

In the eastern Paktia province, a auto bomb killed two people and wounded another three.

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