Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan abducted

Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan has been abducted in a troubled tribal border region just hours after a senior Taliban commander was arrested.
Tariq Azizuddin, the Pakistani envoy to Kabul, disappeared with his driver while travelling the Khyber Pass on the road between the Pakistani city of Peshawar and the Afghan border.

In addition, two employees of Pakistan's atomic energy agency have been abducted on the same day in the country's restive north-western region abutting the Afghan border.

They apparently want Mansoor Dadullah, a Taliban commander in southern Afghan traded. He was captured earlier by Pakistani troops earlier. Dadullah has been traded back before.

via Captain's Quarters