3 Indian engineers released by Taliban

Three Indian engineers who were abducted last year by Taliban in Afghanistan are going to be released soon. In May 2018, Seven Indian Engineers working in power station were abducted by Taliban in Afghanistan. One of them was released in march, 2019.

Few days ago, US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met the Taliban leaders in Pakistan. After this meeting, This new development has come in light that Taliban is going to release three Indian Engineers who were abducted by Taliban Last year. USA has demanded to release foreign prisoners in the Taliban custody. 

After this, Prisoner swap is now taking place. According to sources, USA has asked Taliban to release five foreigners in their custody. Three of them are Indian, one Australian and one American.

According to sources, US and Afghan forces are also releasing 11 Talibani which includes Anas Haqqani, youngest son of Afghan leader of the Haqqani network Jalaluddin Haqqani. Taliban leaders Sheikh Abdul Rahim, Maulvi Abdur Rashid, were also freed from Bagram airbase by US forces.

When one Indian was released in March this year then The Ministry of External Affairs had then said, “We are grateful to the Government of Afghanistan for their support in securing the release and repatriation of the Indian national.”

MEA press release

The seven Indians who were abducted by Taliban, were working in KEC power company which has a power station in Afghanistan. The headquarter of this company is in Mumbai.

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