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Kidnapped Indian engineer identified

April 29, 2006 12:20 IST

The Indian engineer abducted in Afghanistan has been identified as A Suryanarayana from Hyderabad, Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed said in New Delhi on Saturday.

Suryanarayana was working for Bahraini company 'Al Mayyad' which is into telecom and construction business in Afghanistan, Ahamed told PTI.

Government is in close touch with the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan and the Bahraini company, he said.

Suryanarayana was abducted on Friday evening when he was travelling from Kalat, capital of Zabul, to Ghazni. Taliban has claimed responsibility for the abduction but no demands have been made.

The kidnapping of Suryanarayana is the third incident in the last four months wherein an Indian has been targeted in the war-torn country.

Maniappan R Kutty, a Border Road Organisation jawan and engaged in building of Zaranj-Delaram highway, was abducted by Taliban four months ago. Three days after Kutty's kidnapping, his body was found in Kandahar province.

In February 2006, Indian engineer Bharath Kunmar, working with a Turkish firm, was killed in a bomb blast in Farah province.

Indian doctors working in various hospitals in Afghanistan have also received threats from the Taliban, ousted from power in 2002.

New Delhi has taken up with Kabul at the highest level the issue of security of all Indians working in Afghanistan. The matter was also discussed when Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited Delhi earlier in April.

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Number of User Comments: 7

Sub: Suryanarayana

request all the indian working in Afghanistan to come back, as our govt will not be able to rescue them if anything went wrong. Regds, ...

Posted by Ritesh


The brutal murder of surya is of great concern not only for the govet of india but those Indian who are still at Afganistan. While ...


Sub: innocent killing

Nobody think of unreasonable bombing of Afghanistan and Iraq. How many engineers, doctors and other service members killed in US bombing. The main culprit is ...

Posted by sultan ahmed

Sub: brutal, inhuman

They are not humanbeings, god will show the same way , our condolences to their family, god only should give strength to their family,

Posted by K..S.SHASTRY

Sub: Suryanarayana's murder

What can Indian Government or rather Afghan Government do with this kind of brutality.Even if the individuals are careful enough when there is no law ...

Posted by Benedict J



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