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39 Indians killed in Iraq's Mosul; govt fooled kin, says Congress; updates

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed that the 39 Indians who went missing in Mosul in Iraq in 2014 were killed by the Islamic State

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

After four long years of hope for the families of the Indian construction workers kidnapped by the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2014 from Iraq's city of Mosul, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday told Parliament that all 39 of them had been killed and buried in a mass grave.

The revelation set off a row with the Opposition, which accused the Narendra Modi government at the Centre of being insensitive in noting informing the victims' kin first. Swaraj's suo motu statement on the fate of the kidnapped Indian workers confirmed the worst fears of the kidnapped ...

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First Published: Wed, March 21 2018. 21:51 IST
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