Balochistan unrest: Passengers forced off Islamabad-bound bus, kidnapped

Published: January 6, 2015
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Armed men kidnapped them at gunpoint and took them to an unknown location. STOCK IMAGE

Armed men kidnapped them at gunpoint and took them to an unknown location. STOCK IMAGE

QUETTA: 

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped five passengers going to Punjab from a bus on Monday in the mountainous north-western Killa Saifullah district of Balochistan, officials said.

The five people, including a doctor and students, were forced off a passenger coach bound for Islamabad from Quetta. The armed men kidnapped them at gunpoint on the Quetta-Zhob Highway and took them to an unknown location.

In the same area, armed men kidnapped four people travelling in a car which was going to Quetta from Zhob district on Sunday night.

It is premature to say who is behind these kidnappings, Killa Saifullah DC Asif Khan said, when asked if these were kidnappings for ransom or a militant group was involved. The five people kidnapped from the coach were residents of Killa Saifullah, Asif Khan told The Express Tribune.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 6th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Jan 6, 2015 - 10:45AM

    You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know what happened.
    The BLA kidnapped the doctor and 4 medical students, for ransom.

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  • Nauman
    Jan 6, 2015 - 11:31AM

    These.kidnappers have back from.Pakistan FC who provide these terrorists safety and guns to disturb locals

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