Thirty-four labourers kidnapped from Khyber

September 30, 2011

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Security forces have started a rescue operation after cordoning off the area. — Reuters/File photo

PESHAWAR: Thirty-four labourers were kidnapped from two different locations in the Khyber tribal region, DawnNews reported on Friday.

According to security officials, dozens of armed men picked up 30 labourers working in a coal mine in Bara's Akkakhel area. In a separate incident, four labourers working on a roadside were also kidnapped in the tribal region.

All the abducted labourers were shifted to an unknown location, sources added.

Panic gripped the locality and security forces started a rescue operation after cordoning off the area.

No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings so far.