India says 39 construction workers kidnapped by Isil found in mass grave near Mosul

The bodies of 39 Indian construction workers kidnapped in Iraq in 2014 by Isil have been found in a mass grave, India’s foreign minister said Tuesday.

Sushma Swaraj told the upper house of parliament the workers had been murdered by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

Their bodies had been found in the grave in the village of Badush northwest of the city of Mosul and taken to a local organisation for DNA testing.