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Efforts on to secure release of 7 abducted Indians in Afghanistan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government is in touch with Afghan authorities to secure the release of seven Indian engineers who were abducted in the restive northern province of the war-torn country last week, sources said.

They said serious efforts are on to rescue the Indians.

The engineers were abducted by militants from near the Cheshma-e-Sher area in on May 6.

had a telephonic conversation with her Afghan counterpart last week during which she had sought all possible help of in securing the release the Indians.

too had a telephonic conversation with his Afghan counterpart on the issue.

The Indian engineers of KEC International, an group company, were working on a project for construction of a power sub-station in the country.

has been carrying out reconstruction activities in the war-torn country. It has already provided at least USD 2 billion aid to

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 21:35 IST