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Headline: Wave of Abductions in Pakistan

Yesterday, Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan, Tariq Azizuddin, disappeared, and it is believed he was abducted. At the same time, masked gunman also kidnapped two technicians from Pakistan's Atomic Energy Agency, which is in charge of the country's nuclear development. These recent abductions are just the latest outcome of fierce fighting between pro-Taliban Islamist militants and government troops in northwest Pakistan.

Pakistani authorities will not confirm any details surrounding the disappearance of Ambassador Azizuddin. Afghan security forces speculate that his capture may be reprisal for the capture of top Taliban leader Mansoor Dadullah, who was was wounded and arrested by Pakistani forces on Monday as well. Some sources report that local Taliban leaders have claimed responsibility for the abduction of the Ambassador Azizuddin, and are willing to exchange the ambassador for Maansoor Dadullah.

It is still unclear whether the atomic technicians were kidnapped by members of a criminal gang, or the Islamic militants. But, the mountainous tribal region, close to the Afghan-Pakistan border, has a strong presence of al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.

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sugarsister sugarsister 9 years
just finished reading "three cups of tea", a bestselling book about an american who is building schools in the mountainous regions of pakistan and afghanistan. it gives an insiders view of the politics of that area and how we as americans can try to approach it. very eye-opening and inspiring to me
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Oh my! I would NOT want to be abducted by those monsters. :(
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