Hangu: Hungarian firm’s staffers recovered
HANGU: The Kohat authorities have recovered two employees of a multinational oil and gas exploration company who were seized by local Taliban on Thursday.
Gunmen had abducted two employees of Hungarian firm MOL while they were travelling between Hangu and Karak District on Tuesday.
The gunmen also traded fire with paramilitary troops escorting the company staff.
Six people – including four paramilitary troops – were killed in the encounter. One guard sustained injuries during the ambush.
“The abducted men – a specialist and a driver – were recovered late Sunday night,” a senior official told The Express Tribune. However, he refused to give details of the circumstances that led to the recovery of the pair. “Both of them have now reached their homes,” the official added.
They were identified as Fayyaz–ur-Rehman Khattak, a manager of the Hungarian company, named MOL, and his driver Kalam.
The authorities have also recovered another person who was abducted by the militants a few days ago, he said. “He is a close relative of provincial minister Amjad Afridi,” the official added.