Pishin: 5 kidnappers killed in encounter with Levies
PISHIN: Foiling a mass kidnapping bid, the Levies force killed five kidnappers and secured the safe release of three doctors and one lady health worker near here on Friday.
According to a Levies official, armed men kidnapped three doctors and one lady health worker from Killi Hekalzai and Malazai on gunpoint and wanted to take them out of the district, presumably to Waziristan.
Soon after being told, the district Levies officials cordoned off the area and intercepted the kidnappers in Killi Morghazai, Barshor area. During the exchange of fire, five kidnappers were killed while one sustained serious injuries and was arrested by the Levies force. Three Levies officials were also injured and were shifted to Quetta for treatment. The hostages were safely recovered. Bodies of the kidnappers were being shifted to Pishin Hospital for identification. A couple of weeks ago, armed men seized six workers of a local NGO from the same area and shifted them to Waziristan.