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Pak engineer abducted in Afghanistan

Taliban militants have abducted a Pakistani engineer working for an Afghan road construction company in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, a senior police official said.

world Updated: Jun 07, 2008 19:54 IST
Xinhua

Taliban militants Saturday abducted a Pakistani engineer working for an Afghan road construction company in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, a senior police official said.

"The Pakistani national was a road engineer and worked for an Afghan road construction company. Armed Taliban militants abducted him after injuring his Afghan driver. He was involved in the reconstruction of the Kandahar-Gereshk road," provincial police chief Syed Aqa Saqib told Xinhua.

He did not give more details.

Saqib said in a separate incident Saturday militants struck a vehicle of the same company through a mine explosion that killed an Afghan soldier and wounded another.

On Thursday, a suicide attack on an Indian road construction company in the western province of Nimroz killed an Indian and wounded five.