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British Red Cross worker kidnapped in Quetta

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6 Jan 2012 - 17:01
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6 Jan 2012 - 17:01

QUETTA (PAN‘s southeastern volatile Balochistan province, police said on Friday.

A spokeswoman for the private humanitarian institution, Sitara Jabeen, confirmed one of their employees had gone missing, but stopped short of giving further details.

But a police officer, Nazir Ahmand Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News their initial investigation revealed the ICRC worker had been kidnapped.

He said the kidnapped man was a UK citizen and that police had launched a search operation to rescue him.

The ICRC said its health.

Dale was taken as he returned home from work but police, quoting witnesses, said he was abducted in front of his office by eight masked gunmen who were lying in wait for him.

One opened the www.pajhwok.comruiser and kidnapped him at gunpoint, police said.

A statement from the humanitarian organisation called for Dale’s “swift and unconditional release” and said it had no information about the identities or motives of his captors.


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