Nearly 150 Indians, Questioned By Taliban, Released, Inside Airport: Sources
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Nearly 150 Indians, Questioned By Taliban, Released, Inside Airport: Sources

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August 21, 2021

Around 150 Indian citizens picked up by the Taliban from outside the gates of Kabul airport this morning have been released, sources have told NDTV. They had been taken away from outside the Kabul airport gates by the Taliban in trucks.


New Delhi, 21 August 2021

As per news report of NDTV, The Indians picked up by the Taliban are in no immediate danger, the government source said, adding that they were taken in trucks to a nearby police station for questioning. Back-channel talks are ongoing to secure their release, the source said. Local news outlets in Kabul say the Indian citizens are now being held at a garage near the airport; the Taliban were reportedly checking travel papers and passports. These are unconfirmed reports and NDTV has no independent verification of this claim at this time. Earlier, some Kabul news outlets claimed the Taliban had abducted over 150 people, including Indians. The Taliban rejected the claim; a tweet by Sharif Hassan, a Kabul-based reporter for The New York Times, quoted a spokesperson for the group.

Source -NDTV

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