Four Himachalis lost their life in Mosul–Three from Kangra and one from Mandi district

Dharamshala: Three of the 39 Indian citizens who were kidnapped in 2014 by ISIS in Iraq and killed are from Kangra District of Himachal. This was confirmed by Sandeep Kumar Deputy Commissioner Kangra at Dharamshala. They were Inderjeet from Lanj,sandeep Kumar from Dhameta and Aman Kumar from Passu. DC Sandeep said that the related administrative officers of the area are instructed to visit the families and console them at a time of grief . Himachal has lost four youth in Mosul , the fourth one is from Mandi district.

The 39 Indian citizens kidnapped in 2014 by ISIS in Iraq were killed, confirmed external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj today.

The minister said in the Rajya Sabha that a deep penetration radar has confirmed the death of the hostages who had been taken from Mosul. Their mortal remains were exhumed and sent to Iraq’s capital Baghdad for DNA sample verification .

General VK Singh will go to Iraq to bring back mortal remains of Indians killed in Iraq. The plane carrying mortal remains will first go to Amritsar, then to Patna and then to Kolkata,” the minister added.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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