Indian among three foreigners shot dead by terrorists in Kabul
Three foreigners working for the global food services company Sodexo, including an Indian, were abducted and killed by terrorists in Kabul today. The other two were a Malaysian and a Macedonian citizen. Their bullet-riddled bodies were found inside a car, said Nusrat Rahimi, Deputy Spokesman, Interior Ministry. Last month, the Indian Embassy had condemned a fatal attack on Hindus and Sikhs that resulted in 20 deaths in Jalalabad.
Bodies found far away from where they were kidnapped
According to The Indian Express, the three were kidnapped from near Pul-e-Charkhi on the eastern outskirts of the Afghan capital. Their bodies were found in a car parked far away in Mussahi district in southern Kabul. They had been shot, officials confirmed. Their identity cards were found near the bodies. Sodexo manages canteens for various organizations and offers vouchers for food and gifts.
Series of terrorist attacks since last year
There has been a spate of attacks by terrorists in Afghanistan since last year, particularly on security forces. Within three days in October'17, attacks took place in Kabul and five other provinces, killing 200. Last month, seven people were killed in an IS-claimed bomb blast near the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. A week later, a suicide attack near the airport left 14 dead.
Indian embassy has been targeted too
The Indian embassy in Kabul has been targeted too. In January, a rocket landed in the Chancery compound, clipping "the top of the three-storied ITBP barracks," confirmed Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. No Indians or staff were harmed.