11 rescued nurses to be brought back home


New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs today said that 11 Nurses have been rescued from the conflict ridden area of Kirkuk in Iraq and will be brought back home within the next three-five days.

 MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, said that the nurses have been shifted to another city, Erbil, where Indian embassy officials are in touch with them. He also added that the nurses would be soon flown to Kerala.

Apart from the 40 Indians, who are being held hostage by Islamic militant group ISIS since June last year, it is believed that there may some more small groups of Indian nationals in different strife-torn cities of Iraq.

Akbaruddin further said that the situation of the trapped Indian in Mosul is still unclear. The 40 Indians were working at construction sites near Mosul when they were kidnapped by the ISIS.