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Kidnapped Indian engineers rescued

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ndsThe National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Saturday claimed rescuing three Indian engineers, who had been kidnapped by militants in central Logar province.

The spy service said the engineers -- Anewne Gangadar, Bado Gangadar and Kurma Yousfar -- were abducted on the Kabul-Logar highway last week.

A statement from the intelligence agency said the individuals were released from rebels’ captivity near Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, during an overnight raid.

The militants planned to take the trio to central Maidan Wardak province before shifting them to Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta. One kidnapper was arrested in the operation, the secret service added.

Police confirmed the overnight raid that led to the rescue of the Indian engineers. Police official Abdul Wakil Toofan Tarakai said the engineers were contractual employees of an American firm.