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Home > News > The Gulf War II > Report

Abductors threaten to kill one hostage on Friday

July 29, 2004 20:05 IST
Last Updated: July 30, 2004 16:00 IST

A groupholding seven truck drivers, three of them Indians, hostage in Iraq have said they will kill one of them on Friday if their demands were not met.

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In a videotape message on Thursday, a masked man was shown holding arifle to the head of an Indian hostage.

The abductors have not said which hostage they would killat7pm (Iraqi time) on Friday.

According to a statement received by a new agency from Islamic Secret Army the group has threatened to behead the Indian hostages unless the Kuwaiti transport company which hired them quits Iraq.

"We will slit the throat of one of the (Indian) hostages tomorrow at 7:00 pm (8.30 p.m. IST) if our demands are not met," it said.

The group accused the Indian government of losing its "credibility" and "deviating from (Mahatma) Gandhi's path of peace", branding the hostages "fighters supporting the infidel occupation".

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Number of User Comments: 8

Sub: credibility

Who the hell are these to talk about India's credibility? and Mahatama Gandhi's principles? How can they expect peace and non-violence from others when they ...

Posted by Victor

Sub: Threat to kill

May God help the poor hostages and give them the courage to forgive the kidnappers for their acts of beheading as they themselves do not ...

Posted by An Indian

Sub: Gandhi\'s Path!!

Gandhi's path of peace!!! Wow!! Look at who is speaking. A bunch of fundamentalist insanes who is spoiling the integrity of the world in the ...

Posted by Debajyoti

Sub: Stop Such Nonsensical Headlines like 3 hours to Deadline

People's lives are at stake. Dont write such stupid headlines like 2 hours to go, 1 hour to go, Deadline expired ... It is sickening ...

Posted by Narendra

Sub: Hostage Crises.

The Indian Government should accept all the demands of the abductors in Iraq ans of now. The main concern here should be to free the ...

Posted by Rajat Sharma



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