Four oil company workers shot dead in North Waziristan

Former TTP commander injured in separate attack

Our Correspondent October 23, 2018
They were shot by unidentified armed men and left to die in a vehicle which was also set on fire. PHOTO: EXPRESS

MIRANSHAH: Four workers of an oil and gas exploration company were shot dead after being abducted from the Speen Wam area of North Waziristan on Tuesday.

The workers – including a foreman, a driver, an FC security guard and a labourer – belonged to Maripur Oil and Gas Exploration Company.

They were shot by unidentified armed men and left to die in a vehicle which was also set on fire.

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The workers had been abducted while on their way to a field, according to the North Waziristan deputy commissioner. He said that security forces had started a search operation, but before they could find them, the abductees had been killed.

Separately, two security personnel were injured in an armed attack on a security check post at Khola tehsil. Security forces had cordoned off the area and a search operation was underway. However, there were no reports of any arrest.

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Moreover, a former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan commander Syed Khan Wazir alias Iqbal was seriously injured as a bomb went off near his vehicle in Miranshah area of North Waziristan. Just months back, Iqbal had surrendered to the security forces.

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