Two ICRC men kidnapped in Khyber Agency
LANDI KOTAL: Unidentified people kidnapped two personnel of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) late on Saturday, sources said. ICRC media officer in Islamabad, Sitara Jabeen, confirmed the abduction of two officials, along with a jeep, while they were going to the Afghan border at Torkham for custom clearance of some goods bound for Afghanistan.
Official sources told Daily Times that ICRC’s Gulzar Khan and his driver were kidnapped between Shagai and Parangsam areas while they were en route to Torkham from Peshawar.
A spokesman for the Khyber Agency political administration said the two ICRC workers had not entered the jurisdiction of the agency. He added that tribal authorities always provided a security escort to the officials upon their entry into the agency.
The political administration has launched a search operation in Jamrud and Landi Kotal, but the abducted officials have not been traced yet.
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