Kabul- Militants abducted seven people, including six Indians, on Sunday in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, officials said, adding that talks were on to get them freed.
It quoted Nemati as saying that the Afghan authorities spoke with the Taliban via local people and the terror group said it had abducted the staff members in error, believing they were government employees. "We are in contact with the Afghan authorities and further details are being ascertained", MEA official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
Talib Mangal, spokesman for the provincial governor, said one woman was among those killed in the attack.
The bomb had been placed in a tent being used to register voters on the grounds of a mosque, Khost provincial police chief Abdul Hanan Zadran told AFP.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack.
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An Afghan official says that seven Indian citizens and their Afghan driver have been kidnapped in the northern Baghlan province.
They were abducted while traveling to the area, where the company owns an electricity sub-station contract.
The State of Qatar has expressed its condemnation of the bombing that targeted a mosque in eastern Afghanistan's province of Khost yesterday, and resulted in several deaths and injuries among worshipers. Neither had an exact figure for casualties.
We will remind that on 22 April in an explosion near a voter registration centre in Kabul, killing about 60 people.
In the eastern Paktia province, a vehicle bomb killed two people and wounded another three.