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Former intelligence officer kidnapped in Islamabad

Policemen stand guard on a main road in Islamabad – AFP (File Photo)

ISLAMABAD: Brigadier (retd) Tahir Masood, a former officer of an intelligence agency, was kidnapped near his residence in Islamabad’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase II, DawnNews reported on Thursday.

Security sources said Masood was leaving his residence for his office when unknown men came to kidnap him.

The kidnappers shot dead Masood’s driver, Mohammad Hussain, when he attempted to prevent the kidnapping. The suspects then took Masood and fled to an unknown location.

Personnel from the police and intelligence agencies arrived at the crime scene immediately after and began their investigations.

A team from National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) also arrived to collect finger prints.

The high profile crime unit of the police also started collecting evidence from the scene whereas the police requested DHA authorities to share all entry data and footage from its closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

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