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Former diplomat calls killing of Indians in Iraq as 'extremely tragic'

ANI | Updated: Mar 21, 2018 15:03 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): The former Secretary of Foreign Affairs Nirupama Rao on Tuesday called the killing of 39 Indians by ISIS in Iraq as 'extremely tragic'.

While talking to ANI at a book launch event at US Embassy, the former diplomat said, "I think it is extremely tragic that these 39 Indians were murdered cold-bloodedly in Iraq. It took a lot of time to come to a closure as the Indians had been missing in Iraq since 4 years."

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, while replying to a question in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, revealed that tragic news to the nation.

The 39 people, most of whom hailed from Punjab, were working on projects near strife-ridden Mosul when they were kidnapped during their evacuation in 2014. (ANI)