Indian nurses in Iraq living like prisoners in a state-run hospital:Sources

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Baghdad, June 18: Indian nurses stranded in northern Iraq have been living like prisoners at a state-run hospital in Tikrit, said AFP reports.

Around 46 nurses from Kerala, who have been abandoned by their employers as well as the military, are waiting in Iraq, the reports said.

"We are afraid because we have no security here," Marina Jose, one of the nurses, told NDTV by phone.

"All the military, police, everybody escaped from here. Only we are here. We are literally prisoners within the hospital premises. There are no Iraqi employees here," she said.

The insurgents launched assault on June 9. They have captured Mosul, a city of two million people and is now closing towards Baghdad, reports said.

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