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7 soldiers kidnapped by militants in Pakistan

English.news.cn   2013-01-02 23:31:12            

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- At least seven soldiers were kidnapped by unknown militants in Pakistan's Jand area, a small town lying some 120 kilometers southwest of the country's capital Islamabad, on Wednesday night, reported local media Geo.

The soldiers were kidnapped when they were on the way back to Bannu, capital town of Bannu District in Pakistan's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, from Rawalpindi, a sister city of Islamabad, after vacation, said the report.

Unknown militants, covering their faces with veils, stopped a passenger van carrying the soldiers and took them to unknown location, it said, adding that the militants let go the van without hurting other passengers on board.

No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping yet.

Details about the abducted soldiers are not immediately known.

Last week, some 30 heavily armed militants launched attacks on two checkposts south of Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, and kidnapped 23 security persons. A few days later, 21 bodies of the kidnapped security persons were found in the Hassan Khel area near Peshawar and Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing of them.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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