Seven workers of US NGO kidnapped in Pak

Seven Pakistani workers of a US NGO were kidnapped by unknown persons in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan Tuesday.

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2011, 12:13 PM IST

Seven workers of US NGO kidnapped in Pak

Islamabad: Seven Pakistani workers of a
US NGO were kidnapped by unknown persons in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan Tuesday.

The workers were kidnapped in Sarkhab area of Pishin sub-division, about 50 km from provincial capital
Quetta, by some persons travelling in two vehicles, officials
were quoted as saying by TV news channels.

The workers of the American Refugee Committee were
returning to Quetta after visiting a camp for Afghan refugees
at the time of the incident.

The kidnapped persons are all residents of
Balochistan.

The incident occurred in an area located a short distance from the border with Afghanistan.
The police and Levies militia launched a search to trace the kidnapped persons.

No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

PTI