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.
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.
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.