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Abducted Indian engineer rescued in Afghanistan

The Indian engineer was working for an electricity infrastructure company on the Turkmenistan power line project when he was abducted.

world Updated: Oct 08, 2017 13:17 IST
Afghan police officers rescued an Indian engineer from his abductors.
Afghan police officers rescued an Indian engineer from his abductors.(REUTERS / Representative photo)

An Indian engineer who had been held hostage for around two months has been rescued by police in Afghanistan’s Wardak province, media reports said on Sunday.

Afghan TV channel Tolo News said a rescue operation was carried out on Saturday. Police said it was their fourth attempt to rescue the engineer.

The Indian engineer, who was not named in the report, was working for an electricity infrastructure company on the Turkmenistan power line project when he was abducted by armed men.

Pajhwok news agency also tweeted that the Indian engineer was rescued from Wardak province by Afghan police.