Iraq crisis: Indian nurses reach Mosul, unharmed

The 46 Indian nurses, who were forcibly moved by suspected ISIS militants from Tikrit, have reached the Iraqi city of Mosul and are unharmed, said a source.

IANS| Last Updated: Jul 04, 2014, 09:39 AM IST

Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi: The 46 Indian nurses, who were forcibly moved by suspected ISIS militants from Tikrit, have reached the Iraqi city of Mosul and are unharmed, said a source on Friday.

The nurses were taken in buses from Tikrit to Mosul by a team of the Sunni insurgents on Thursday.
The nurses reached Mosul at around midnight India time.

"They are safe and have been kept in two rooms which has only one door," a source close to the nurses told a news agency.

The nurses were provided food and water by their escorts.
The militants have now adopted a "tough" attitude towards the nurses, the source added.

The Sunni militants were pleasant tempered towards the nurses on Thursday but "are now displaying a tough attitude", the source added.