17 laborers kidnapped in NW Pakistan

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/6 7:53:24

Some 17 laborers working for drinking water projects were kidnapped in northwestern Pakistan's Khyber Agency, local media reported Tuesday.

The reports quoted security forces as saying that the laborers were taken to the Afghan side of the bilateral borders by around 10 kidnappers, adding that one laborer managed to escape.

The incident took place in the morning and the escaped laborer informed local security forces, who have launched a searching operation for a safe recovery of the abductees.

The reports said that all the kidnapped are locals living in the Khyber Agency.

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