Gunmen abducted a project director, two geologists and other technical staff.
Unidentified gunmen on Thursday kidnapped eight government employees in South Waziristan while they were heading to inspect an under construction dam, officials said.
The incident took place in the Toi Khula area along the Afghan border where unidentified gunmen intercepted the travelers’ vehicle and took them to an unknown location.
Zafrul Islam, the top government official in South Waziristan, said the project director of Chao Tangi small dam, two geologists and other technical staff of the dam were among those kidnapped at gunpoint. “Gunmen kidnapped these eight government employees when they were heading to the dam site,” said Islam.
A second senior government official confirmed the abduction and told AFP that a search operation had been launched to locate the abductors. No group has yet claimed responsibility.