Afghan consul general kidnapped in Pakistan

September 22nd, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Sep 22 (Xinhua) Afghanistan’s consul general in Pakistan Abdul Khaliq Farahi was kidnapped by armed gunmen Monday in the country’s restive northwest region, state-run PTV reported. Unidentified gunmen fired at the vehicle in which Farahi was travelling in Peshawar, capital of North West Frontier Province and kidnapped him, said the report.

The driver was killed at the scene by the gunmen, according to PTV.

However, private Dawn News TV channel said the driver was also kidnapped along with the consul general.

The channels did not give any more details.

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