India reacts to the kidnapping and killing of Indian national in Afghanistan

The murder of an Indian national has drawn condemnation from India.

Three foreign nationals who were working for French catering company Sodexo were abducted and killed in Kabul on Thursday and their bodies were recovered later.

An Indian (39 years of age), a Malaysian (64 years of age) and a Macedonian citizen (37 years of age) were abducted near Pul-e-Charkhi on the eastern outskirts of Kabul and killed. Their bodies were found in a car parked in the Mussahi district in the southern part of Kabul. All three were shot dead. The Sodexo CEO Denis Machuel expressed his sorrow over the murders.

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In response to queries regarding the kidnapping and killing of an Indian national in Afghanistan, the Official Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs said:

“It is a matter of deep anguish that an Indian national, working for an international company, was kidnapped along with two of his colleagues from Malaysia and Macedonia in Kabul today. The local authorities later informed that the three kidnapped, including the Indian national, has been killed by the kidnappers.

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The Government condemns this incident in the strongest terms. The Indian Embassy in Kabul is in touch with the Afghan authorities and the company concerned in the matter.

The Embassy is rendering all assistance in the repatriation of the mortal remains.”

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