Several kidnappings reported in Pakistan

09:31, May 31, 2010      

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Several kidnappings took place in Pakistan, reported local media Sunday night. One involved a 4-year- old boy in Lahore, the other involved a prominent businessman and his bodyguard and driver. Prior to these, there were reports that police foiled an attempt to kidnap the brother of the Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

The two kidnappings which were confirmed to take place on Sunday happened only two days after the massive terrorist attacks on two worship places in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on May 28, which killed over 80 people and injured more than one hundred others.

The businessman kidnapped is called Riaz Laljee. He was kidnapped upon his arrival at Karachi from Dubai early this Sunday morning. Details about the kidnapped businessman and the reasons are not immediately known.

Prior to this, the local police also foiled an attempt to kidnap the brother of the Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik who arrived in Lahore on Sunday to visit the terrorist attacks' victims there. The police said that the attempt was made three days ago.

No individuals or organizations have claimed the responsibility for the three afore-mentioned kidnapping cases.

In another development, the tyres of a plane which is bound for Lahore bursted when it landed at the city's airport on Sunday. And the Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik happened to be onboard with another senior federal government official. All the passengers aboard the plane including the interior minister were safe.

Source: Xinhua


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