Two Christians abducted in Pakistan

Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen abducted two Pakistani Christians working for a hospital run by a South Korean charity in the southern port city of Karachi today, police said.

Four armed men stopped a car taking the two persons to work in Orangi area and took them away in a different vehicle, police said.

The abductors reportedly asked the occupants of the car if any of them were Koreans.

The two kidnapped persons worked as a computer operator and an administration assistant at the hospital operated by the South Korean charity.

No foreigners were in the vehicle that was stopped by the abductors.

Kidnappings for ransom by criminal groups and militant groups are common in several parts of Pakistan, including in Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh provinces.

At least five foreign aid and development workers have been kidnapped in Pakistan since last year.