Friday, September 18, 2009

Kidnapped tribal elder’s son found dead

 Kidnapped tribal elder's son found dead
Thursday, September 17, 2009
By Our correspondent
PARACHINAR: A tribal elder's son, who had been kidnapped by militants for his alleged involvement in the killing of three men of Baitullah Mahsud group, was found dead and his body was dumped in Khapyanga area of Kurram Lower.

Unidentified armed men had killed three associates of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) slain chief Baitullah Mahsud in Bagan area recently.Tribal sources said that militants then kidnapped Khan Zaman, the son of prominent tribal elder Bahadur Khan, from Bagan area in retaliation.

The militants later killed Khan Zaman and threw his body in Khapyanga area, the sources added. Meanwhile, the elders of Kurram Lower called a jirga to discuss the situation and devise a strategy against the insurgency and violence in the area.



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