New Delhi, July 24 : The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed the rescue of 58 more Indian nurses from violence-hit Iraq.

MEA spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said that the nurses had been rescued in an “extremely difficult” operation, days after rescuing 46 Indian nurses in Tikrit.

Akbaruddin said the 58 nurses were “brought out through the land route” in batches over the last three weeks.

On the 39 Indian workers still held captive in Mosul, the spokesperson said the government is working “at all levels” to ensure their release.