Shimla, Mar 20 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today expressed shock over the killing of 39 Indians by ISIS terrorists in Iraq and said four of the victims were from the state.

Thakur said the Union government had informed that the bodies of all the deceased would be brought by a plane to the Amritsar airport and that all the help would be provided to the bereaved families.

Those from the state killed in Iraq were identified as Aman Kumar, Inderjit and Sandeep Kumar from Kangra district and Hem Raj from Mandi district.

The state unit of the Congress also expressed shock and grief over the killings and said it was strange that the Union government had no information about the missing Indians.

BJP MP Anurag Thakur condemned the dastardly act and said the government did its best to locate the missing Indians.

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