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Taliban behind the kidnapping of Indian: Afghanistan Interior Ministry

Jun 05, 2014 09:53 AM IST India India
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New Delhi: There has been a possible breakthrough in the kidnapping of Indian NGO worker Father Alexis Prem Kumar in Herat. Afghanistan security forces have arrested one person in connection with the case.

The Afghanistan Interior Ministry told CNN-IBN that the Taliban is behind the abduction. Father Prem Kumar was abducted on Monday while visiting a project site.

The MEA says it is in constant touch with the Afghan government and local authorities. Kumar was travelling despite an advisory to all Indians not to travel outside Herat city after the attack on the Indian consulate a week and a half ago.

Meanwhile Tamil political leaders have sought PM Narendra Modi's intervention into the issue.