Over 60 people have been kidnapped from the area during the past few days. — Photo by AFP
The children were abducted in lower Kurram's Baggan area and had been shifted to an unknown location by the kidnappers.PARACHINAR: The 10 school children who were abducted earlier today in the northwestern tribal region of Kurram were freed on Saturday after a local jirga negotiated with militants for their release, DawnNews reported.
They were released after negotiations were held between the jirga and insurgents.
Over 60 people have been kidnapped in the area during the past few days.
Kurram is located near the Afghan border. Many Taliban militants escaping a Pakistan army operation in the nearby Orakzai tribal region are believed to have fled there.
PARACHINAR – The 10 matric students who were abducted earlier on Saturday morning in the tribal region of Kurram Agency were freed after a local jirga negotiated with the militants for their release.
According to Jirga sources, the children were abducted in lower Kurram agency in Baggan area and had been shifted to an unidentified place by the kidnappers.They were released after negotiations were held between the jirga and militants.
Ten Matric students of government school were kidnapped by armed men from the Bagan area of Lower Kurram Agency on Saturday.
Sources said that armed militants kidnapped the students in the Bagan area when they were returning home after appearing in an examination paper. This was the second major incident in the same area where militants had attacked a convoy of the locals escorted by security forces and had kidnapped around 60 people of Shia sect about a week ago.
Due to increase in the militant activities in the area millions of people have abandoned the use the main route from Parachinar to Peshawar through Tall area and locals were also facing acute shortage of commodities of daily use.
The government had arranged a truce between the Shia and Sunni sects sometime back who usually remain at dragger drawn. Locals said the latest incidents of kidnappings were clear violation of the truce and feared that these would lead to more bloodshed between the two sects. – Agencies