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Indian hostages freed: Al Arabia TV

September 01, 2004 16:41 IST
Last Updated: September 01, 2004 17:07 IST

Three Indian truck drivers taken hostage by Iraqi militants have been released, Al Arabia news channel said on Wednesday.

The truckers' employers, Kuwait-Gulf Link company, confirmed the development.

Seven truck drivers-- three Indians, three Kenyans and an Egyptian -- were taken hostage in Iraq on July 21.

Al Arabia channel flashed the news quoting one of its correpondents. It did not provide details.

KGL spokesperson Rana Abu-Zaineh, however, confirmed the development while speaking to NDTV India.

The kidnappers had repeatedly changed their demands and extended deadlines set for killing the seven.

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Thank God, These people have been saved. Especially when our politicians (ruling and opposition) were busy dealing with their own squabbles. We should also thank ...

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I am very very glad to hear this news, specially after what we read yesterday about the Nepali hostages. I pray for peace in this ...

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The full credit should go to Ms Rana Abu-Zaineh, HR Director in KGL and the KGL company management. The release was acheived just because of ...

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Thank God. At last, the episode came to an end. We have to thank really for the Indian govt authorities for their diplomatic approach in ...


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Great news if it is true. Thank God.

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