The Taliban is thought to have abducted the Indians and taken them to Pul-e Khumri, which is 230 km off Kabul, according to Baghlan Governor Abdulhai Nemati, IANS reported.
In response to queries on the report of abduction of the Indian nationals in Afghanistan, external affairs ministry spokesperson in New Delhi said, "We are aware of the abduction of Indian nationals from Baghlan province in Afghanistan". The bomb had been placed in a tent being used to register voters on the grounds of a mosque, said Khost provincial police chief Abdul Hanan Zadran. The attack was claimed by the Taliban.
The engineers were travelling to a government-run power station in a minibus when they and their Afghan driver were stopped and abducted, Baghlan police spokesman Zabihullah Shuja said.
Habib Shah Ansari, head of the Khost health department says 17 are confirmed dead.
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At least 14 people were killed and 33 others injured after an explosion at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the latest in a wave of deadly attacks in the country in recent weeks.
There are concerns that the stickers could put voters in restive districts at risk of being targeted by Taliban or Islamic State militants who have signalled they intend to disrupt the elections.
Founded in Afghanistan, a vehicle taking shop keepers on their way to current market struck a road side bomb from Afghanistan's northern Faryab province, murdering a few.
The Taliban and it is have found a constant tide of attacks since the onset of year, murdering scores of civilians from the capital, Kabul, and also elsewhere.