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Afghanistan: Indian abducted in Herat Province

Jun 02, 2014 07:13 PM IST India India

Herat: An Indian national was on Monday abducted in the Herat Province of Afghanistan. No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin confirmed the reports in his tweet that read, "Indian national working with an NGO in Herat province of Afghanistan has been kidnapped. R Mission pursuing matter with local authorities."

The worker was abducted from Zena Jan district, said the local officials adding that on Monday afternoon he was visiting the area to assess the work of a project.

This incident comes just days after the attack on Indian consulate in Herat.