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Taliban 'abduct' Indian engineer

According to a commander of the militia, the Indian was working for a power project in northern Afghanistan.

world Updated: Aug 03, 2007 17:01 IST

The Taliban on Friday claimed they had abducted an Indian engineer in Baghlan province of northern Afghanistan.

<b1>A local Taliban commander, Bahlol, said Taliban guerrillas on Thursday abducted the Indian who was working for a power project at Puli Khumri, the capital of Baghlan. He added that the engineer had been brought to the central Ghazni province where 23 South Koreans were abducted on July 19.

Baghlan police chief and other officials in Ghazni said they have no information about the reported abduction.

Over the past two years, the Taliban has frequently carried out abductions in Afghanistan and killed some hostages.

First Published: Aug 03, 2007 13:05 IST