Two officials among three kidnapped in Hangu
KOHAT: Some militants kidnapped three people, including two officials of a tribal area, and also took away their vehicles in separate incidents in the Doaba area of the Hangu district on Friday, sources told Dawn. Abdur Rehman, in-charge of the Chapri checkpost near the Hangu-Kurram Agency border, was coming from Peshawar along with his Levis guard, constable Shoeb, when militants intercepted their car and whisked them away.
In another incident, Naryab Union Council Nazim Fazal Akbar was kidnapped along with his companion near Doaba. Later, the kidnappers released the nazim, but took away the other person accusing him of supporting local NGOs, police sources said. Relatives of the victim, Sadiqur Rehman, have not lodged any report with police and the Taliban have also not made any contact with the family. The released nazim, who had been kidnapped by the Taliban once before, said they had been kidnapped by masked men while going to Naryab from Doaba.