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17 Picnickers Kidnapped From Landi Kotal in Khyber Agency

Khyber Agency (Sep 5, 2017): Unknown armed men kidnapped 17 picnickers from a tribal town near Pak Afghan borders in Khyber Agency on Tuesday.

As per details, unknown armed men kidnapped 17 people from Landi Kotal Tehsil of Khyber Agency, who had came to the town for picnic.

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Sources said that the abductees also include aged people and children.

Political Administration of Khyber Agency confirmed the abduction. The administration has dispatched security personnel for search operation in the hilly area for recovery of the citizens.Khyber Agency is a tribal area bordering with Afghanistan. Recently, Pakistan Army has completed a military operation in Rajgall Valley of the Agency against IS militants.Militants and Taliban members had been active in the Agency in the past, however, successive military operations led to clearance of the agency. However, sporadic incidents of violence still occur in the area.

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