Three Indian engineers, abducted by the Taliban, have been rescued in a special military operation in eastern Logar province while they were being taken to Pakistan, Afghanistan's intelligence agency announced today.
The Indian nationals, working for OASIS company, were abducted by Taliban while they were on their way from Logar to capital Kabul, National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement. The Taliban militants were planning to take the three Indians to Quetta city of Pakistan, before they were freed by intelligence operatives, Afghan news agency Khaama Press quoted the domestic intelligence agency as saying.
Securing release. Thanks to Afghan authorities 3 Indians kidnapped recently released from captivity yesterday. Prem Kumar still in custody.
— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) August 16, 2014
NDS said the hostages were freed during a military operation yesterday from Babos area of Logar province. The statement also added that the three abducted Indians were engineers and the Taliban militants were planning to take them to Quetta city via Maidan Wardak province.
A suspect was also arrested in connection with the abduction, the NDS said, adding that the operation was launched after gathering enough intelligence information regarding the incident. The Taliban has not commented on the report so far.