Ten schoolchildren kidnapped in Pak’s Kurram region

April 2nd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Parachinar, April 2(ANI): Ten schoolchildren have been abducted by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Kurram.

According to government sources, the kidnappers whisked away ten students from outside the Government High School in Bagan on Saturday, Dunya News reports.

The students were heading home after giving their Matriculation examination when the incident took place.

The children were shifted to an unknown location by the kidnappers, the Dawn reports.

Over 60 people have been abducted from the area within the past few days.

Almost two weeks ago, eight people were killed and 33 were kidnapped when unidentified gunmen opened fire on cars travelling from Parachinar to Peshawar.

Many Taliban militants escaping a Pakistan army operation in the nearby Orakzai tribal region are believed to have fled to Kurram, which is located near the Afghan border. (ANI)

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