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Soon panic ensued in the township and some neighbours alerted the local Jarcha police station," a police spokesperson said. Soon panic ensued in the township and some neighbours alerted the local Jarcha police station," a police spokesperson said.
The Gulf exodus that determines so much of the society of, majorly the Indian Malayalis, is a familiar story.
An Indian foreign ministry official said India was discussing the matter "on priority" with Ethiopian authorities and the management of IL&FS.
Seven Indian workers from the shadow lender, which rocked financial markets after it began missing debt payments earlier this year, have been detained since Nov. 25 at three sites in Ethiopia.
The attacker had to be resuscitated and was in intensive care for serious injuries sustained when officers stormed the shop, they added.
The 150 employees of the electricity company and their family members are being held hostage in the township since Sunday evening by Surar locals and neighbouring villages demanding supply of power.
The group of mostly women and children were abducted by IS during a massive July 25 assault on the Druze community in Sweida, in which the jihadists killed more than 250 people.
The operation was a boost for Afghan forces, which have struggled to contain a resurgent Taliban on battlefields across the country.