Four oil company workers shot dead in North Waziristan

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

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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