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16 Indians evacuated from Iraq


New Delhi, June 20:

Sixteen Indians have been evacuated from Iraq, the government said Friday.

Eight Indians were pulled out of Baiji and eight more from Anbar province in the violence-hit country, the external affairs ministry said here.

“Of the 120 Indians in affected areas, 16 have left (for India) so far,” ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin told the media.