Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen on Saturday abducted seven tribesmen in the restive Mohmand tribal region of northwest Pakistan.
The gunmen took away the seven men, including a father and his two sons, in Safi sub-division of Mohmand Agency. All the abducted men belong to the Gurbaz tribe.
In a separate development, security forces used mortars and helicopter gunships to target militant positions in different areas of Safi and Baizai sub-divisions of Mohmand Agency.
Three women died when a mortar shell hit a house in Kasso Kalley area of Mohmand Agency, security officials said.