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Forty of Indian workers have been kidnapped in the city of Mosul — and it is not yet known where they are, or why they were taken. An estimated 10,000 migrant workers from India reside in Iraq, and some 6 million total in the Middle East region.

NPR’s Julie McCarthy talked to Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer about the status of the abducted Indians, and what measures the Indian government is taking to free the workers.


This segment aired on June 23, 2014.

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