Local officials have linked the abduction to the Taliban, however no one from the insurgency has commented.
Baghlan Governor Blames Taliban for Abduction of Indian Nationals
Armed Taliban have abducted seven staff members of an Indian company, KEC, early on Sunday morning in Baghlan province, local officials said.
They said six Indian staff members and one Afghan employee of the company were abducted in Bagh-e-Shamal village, of the Pul-e-Khumri city capital of Baghlan province. This, while traveling to the region, where KEC owns an electricity sub-station contract.
Baghlan provincial council have linked the incident to the Taliban, who have not yet commented.
Meanwhile, Baghlan governor Abdulhai Nemati confirmed Taliban group abducted seven employees of KEC and moved them to the Dand-e-Shahabuddin area of Pul-e-Khumri city.
Nemati said they spoke with the Taliban group via local people and Taliban said they abducted staff members in error, believing they were government employees.
Nemati said they are trying to release the abductees through tribe elders and mediation.