3 passenger buses abducted by militants in NW Pakistan

15:46, March 26, 2011      

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Three passenger buses were kidnapped on Friday by unidentified militants from semi autonomous tribal area located in the northwest of Pakistan, local media reported, quoting official sources.

According to local Urdu TV channel Dunya, the three passenger buses with some 45 people on board were abducted by unidentified militants from Kurram agency of the Federally Administrated Tribal Area of Pakistan.

No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction. Further details about the incident has not been known yet.

This is the fourth attack on passenger buses this month and second since Friday morning. Earlier 13 people were killed when some unidentified militants opened fire on two passenger buses in the neighboring Hangu area.

Kurram is one of the seven militancy-hit agencies in the tribal belt of Pakistan along the border with Afghanistan.

Islamabad believes Kurram Agency as a hub of militancy as many arrested Taliban involved in carrying out terrorists attacks within the country belong to Kurram agency.

Source: Xinhua

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