Pak Army claims Taliban holding kidnapped Polish engineer

October 3rd, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI  

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Peshawar , Oct 3 (ANI): The Pakistan military has reportedly claimed that the Taliban militants active in the northwestern parts of Pakistan were holding the Polish engineer kidnapped last weekend.

Polish engineer Piotr Stanczak was kidnapped by gunmen last Sunday after shooting down his two drivers and a security guard in Attock district, reported the Daily Times.

Mohammad, a spokesman for the militants, said: He is with us. We have kidnapped him, said sources in the Pakistan Army

There were no further details and officials have not commented on who they believe was holding Stanczak.

In August, Taliban militants kidnapped two Chinese telecommunication engineers from the restive Swat valley in North West Frontier Province .

The Chinese, working for Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment, are still being held by the Taliban who were demanding the release of fellow militants from custody in return for their freedom, officials said.

The UN said yesterday that it was pulling the children of its international staff out of Pakistan because of the worsening security situation in the country. (ANI)

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