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Suspected Pakistan militants 'kidnap 60' in tribal area

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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:47 AM
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Suspected Pakistan militants 'kidnap 60' in tribal area


news.bbc.co.uk

Police in Pakistan say at least 60 people have been kidnapped by suspected militants in the country's volatile north-west tribal region.

The hostages were seized in Kurram after the vehicles they were travelling in were ambushed by men reportedly dressed as police officers.

Women and children were among those taken captive, according to the police.

Kidnappings for ransom are common in the Islamic militant stronghold of Kurram, which borders Afghanistan.

The Taliban has a strong presence
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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:47 AM
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To me this is strong evidence of more instability in the region. I remember in times past the Taliban was pushing its presence across Pakistan and the people did eventually rebel against the Taliban. The leadership of Pakistan changed in 2008. Since then just recently there have been gorilla fighters moving into Kashmir. All of this to me are signs that the leadership in Pakistan does not plan to do anything to stop extremists from waging a war of terror, and could possibly even be supporting them.

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