• Afghanistan, May 06, 2018

    Seven Indian engineers and their Afghan driver working for a power plant in northern Baghlan province were intercepted and kidnapped by unknown gunmen as they were traveling to a government-run power station in a minibus. Two officials at the Indian embassy in Kabul confirmed the kidnapping of the engineers; all working for the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) that operates power-generating stations. Although no group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, local police suspect that Taliban insurgents carried out the abduction. Over 150 Indian engineers and technical experts are currently working across Afghanistan on large infrastructure projects.(reuters.com, 6 May 2018)