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Dastardly act of terror by Taliban: Saran

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | April 30, 2006 14:18 IST

Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran confirmed that K Suryanarayana, an Indian engineer, who had been kidnapped by the Taliban on Friday evening has been killed. At a hurriedly-called press conference in New Delhi, Saran said that all arrangements are being made tobring homethe body of the Suryanarayana, who was worked with a Bahrain-based company.

"Based on the statements made by the Taliban and reports that are with us thatone dead body has been found, it appears that K Surayananarana, an Indian engineer working with a Bahrain company on a telecommunication project, has unfortunately been killed," he said.

The government of India has been shocked by this 'dastardly act of terror' by the Taliban and its supporters, whichhas led to the tragic and untimely death of an innocent Indian, who like many of his compatriots has been making a contribution towards reconstruction of Afganistan with dedication and deligence, Saran added.

"The government of India sends its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. We stand by the members of the family in their hour of profound sorrow and our support is with them to ease their pain and suffering," theforeign secretary said.

He emphasised that every effort would be made to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice.

Saran regretted that the Taliban did not allow the government of India time enough to negotiate. "K Suryananana was killed even before an expert on hostage crisis negotiations could land in Kabul," he said. "It seems they were not interested in negotiation."

He requested other nations to come together in condemning the Taliban and their actions.

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Sub: killing of Suryanarayana by Taliban

as a citizen of india i can only pray for the soul of shri suryanarayana. i am not getting words to how console his family. ...

Posted by sumi johnson

Sub: Brutal killing of Suryanarayana

All the nations must get united to bring taliban to justice for this inhuman and cowherd act. Indian govt must take stern action to prevent ...

Posted by Roy Zachariah

Sub: And nothing would be done.............

It is so frustating to know that an efficient Indian met with such a fate.Mr Saran may say anything now, but believe me ,no action ...

Posted by Hariti Pathak

Sub: killing of a patriot

to all fellow indians, i dont know why we are spending millions of dollars on agni's and prithvis.sheer waste.let these thaliban scoundrels feel the power ...

Posted by anwar

Sub: Saran Slams Taliban

I think this title is wrong. Saran is just blowing hot air, these are standard phrases which the MEA regurgitates out. If India really wants ...

Posted by Raj Khalid



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