New Delhi: Two Indian nurses have been evacuated from the conflict zone in violence-hit Iraq even as the 17 Indians who were moved out of Baghdad have left the country, a top official said.

The two nurses have been moved to the relatively safe zone in Karbala, south of Baghdad. The Indian mission is helping them with tickets to enable them to fly back to India as soon as possible, external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said at a briefing here.

He said the 17 Indians who were taken out of Baghdad on Tuesday, have “moved out of Iraq”.
The 46 Indian nurses who are in a hospital in Tikrit, which has been overrun by the Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), are still in the hospital.