Bodies of 6 Pakistanis killed in Afghanistan taken home
KABUL (Pajhwok): The bullet-riddled bodies of six Pakistanis, who were kidnapped in Afghanistan about two months back and killed a few days ago, were handed over to Pakistani officials, Pakistani media reports.
The Pakistan’s Dawn.com reports that the bodies of slain Pakistani workers were handed over to officials of their country at the Torkham border post on Wednesday
The dead included Attaullah, Rahatullah, Ahmed Ali, Abdullah, Rehan Gul and Deedan Gul whose bodies were later dispatched to their native town Prang, in Charsadda district.
It said that Imran Khan, the SHO of Prang police station, and relatives of the deceased said that gunmen had kidnapped nine Pakistanis, belonging to the Charsadda district, in Mamand area of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province about two months ago.
One of the kidnapped men, Lehaz Gul, was later freed, apparently because he was too old, they said. The whereabouts of two other missing men — Gohar Ali and Noor Hussain — is still not known.
The sources said they too might have been killed. They said the nine Pakistanis used to deal in mustard oil and desi ghee in Mamand area of Afghanistan.
The relatives of the slain men said the kidnappers neither demanded ransom nor made any contact with them.
They said they visited the Afghan province several times but could not trace the whereabouts of their missing relatives.
They said that Ikramullah, the brother of Attaullah and Rahatullah, who was still in Afghanistan in this connection, informed them on Tuesday that bullet-riddled bodies of his brothers and other missing men had been found.
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