QUETTA: Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped two women tourists from the Czech Republic in Balochistan, officials said.
Local government officials said the women entered the province from Iran as tourists and were abducted from an area some 550 kilometres west of Quetta.
"Both the women were from Czech Republic and entered in Pakistan as tourists," provincial home secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani told AFP.
"Gunmen stopped their bus in the Nok Kundi area of Chaghi district and abducted both of them."
Durrani said women were being escorted by a tribal policeman when they were abducted. The guard was also taken captive but was later freed.
Nobody from the Czech embassy was available to comment late Wednesday but Qambar Dashti, a senior government official in Quetta, confirmed the incident.
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