Six kidnapped truckers found dead in Thal
PESHAWAR: Police on Saturday found the bodies of six truck drivers who were kidnapped a few days ago in a restive northwestern town, officials said.
The drivers were shot dead and their bodies were found in Thal district, local police official Abdul Rehman told AFP.
“A letter found in the pocket of one dead truck driver said that if anyone supplied goods to the Parachinar Shia community, he will be treated like this,” Rehman said.
Parachinar, the main town of Kurram tribal district, is a sectarian flashpoint where activists from the rival Shia and Sunni Muslim sects have clashed in the past.
A police spokesman confirmed the incident, but did not identify the suspects, saying an investigation was in progress.