Militants affiliated with the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) have abducted the workers of a de-mining company in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.
A spokesman for the provincial government Ghani Mosamim confirmed that twelve workers of a de-mining company were abducted from Pich Dara district.
Mosamim further added that the de-miners were working for a de-mining company, Arya, and were abducted by the ISIS Khurasan militants.
The terrorist groups including ISIS militants have not commented regarding the report so far.
The security situation in eastern Kunar province has started to deteriorate sharply during the recent months amid growing insurgency activities by the Taliban and ISIS militants.