THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Indian nurses held by Sunni insurgents in Iraq are to be taken to an airport, apparently to fly them to India, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.
Earlier Chandy told IANS over phone that the nurses have been given food and they have been put up in a building.
"When they reached the building there was no power supply. But very soon it was restored and they are taking rest," said Chandy.
"The prime responsibility is to see that they make a safe return...," he added.
The Kerala chief minister assured that "we are making every efforts and for that all diplomatic channels are being used."
"Like yesterday (Thursday), am leaving shortly to meet ministers and officials and our only aim and objective is their safe return," said Chandy.
A person in the know of things told IANS that one of the nurses had send an SMS to her husband that they were given beds.
IANS was the first to report that the nurses had been told to board buses.