Indian National, Kidnapped in Herat, Located, Say Afghan Sources

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    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    The Afghanistan forces have arrested a man in connection with the abduction of 47-year-old Indian national, Father Alexis Prem Kumar Antonysamy. Sources in the Afghanistan Police, meanwhile, said Father Kumar has been located in the Gilan district of Herat, the capital of the western province of the same name. Father Kumar, country director of Jesuit Refugee Service, was kidnapped on Monday by unidentified armed men when he was on a visit to a JRS-supported school for Afghan refugee children from Iran and Pakistan. He was kidnapped from the school as he was about to return to Herat, the JRS said. The Indian consul general in Herat has been in touch with local authorities. Sources said that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has been personally monitoring the case and that the kidnappers have made no demands yet. The abduction came nearly 10 days after the attack on the Indian consulate in Herat by four heavily-armed gunmen carrying rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns. The attackers were subsequently killed by the security forces who repelled the attack on May 23. On May 29, the Indian mission in Herat had issued an advisory asking its nationals to exercise extreme caution while venturing out. JRS has been working in Afghanistan since 2008 accompanying returnees home from exile in Iran and Pakistan and providing education and healthcare services in Bamiyan, Kabul and Herat.
    Indian National, Kidnapped in Herat, Located, Say Afghan Sources; 1 Arrested | NDTV.com
     
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    Anyone else noticed the big increase in incidents recently?

    Herat embassy attack, Karzai refuses to meet with Obama
    Pak forces fire (shelling?) at the afghan border, Afghans mulling retaliation
    Indian worker abducted

    I wonder if Pak has been encouraged a bit after the refusal to Karzai and been given a bigger leash, to show who is boss?
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Check my post earlier today why Pakis are starting the trouble again.

    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...-itbp-commandosto-afghanistan.html#post907382

     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It is a clever move by Pakistan sponsored terrorist.

    They have captured a Christian priest so that if he is not rescued by the Modi Govt, it will cause a huge backlash in the Christian community that Modi does not care for Christians.
     
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    It should be noted that the Indian national ventured out on his own without his security convoy.
     
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    madrasi ammma is saying opsss ordering modi to do more to release him

    [​IMG]:shocked::shocked::shocked:
     
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    India secures release of Jesuit priest father Prem Kumar after 8 months captivity in Afghanistan: Modi

    New Delhi: In a big relief for the family of Jesuit priest Alexis Prem Kumar, Indian government has secured his release after eight months of captivity in Afghanistan. The news was confirmed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
    Kumar, who was working with an NGO, was abducted in Herat province in June, 2014 while he was on his way to a project site. 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.

    India secures release of Jesuit priest father Prem Kumar after 8 months captivity in Afghanistan: Modi - IBNLive
     
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