15 Pakistani students held hostage in Kyrgyzstan, one killed

17:39, June 13, 2010      

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A total of 15 Pakistani students were held hostage by extremists in Kyrgyzstan and one of them was shot dead, local media quoted the Foreign Office of Pakistan as saying on Sunday.

A spokesman with the Foreign Office of Pakistan said the government is now in contact with the Pakistani ambassador in Kyrgyzstan and will help recover the students held hostage in Kyrgyzstan.

Local sources told Xinhua the unidentified extremists sent a message to the Pakistani Embassy in Kyrgyzstan following their abduction of the 15 Pakistani students, threatening to kill them. One of the students killed is said from Punjab province in Pakistan.

However, motives behind the abduction and other relevant details regarding the incident are not immediately known.

Currently there are more than 100 Pakistanis in Kyrgyzstan, a central Asian country which is currently experiencing a serious internal turmoil.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:黄硕)

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