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Taleban kidnap 5 Christians in Pakistan

ICC Note: Radical Muslims kidnap 5 Christians in order to gain leverage for the release of militants held prisoner by the government.

by Qaiser Felix
1/5/08 Islamabad (AsiaNews) – Suspected militants associated with Taliban Commander Baitullah Mehsud kidnapped five Christians in South Waziristan, on Pakistan’s southern border with Afghanistan.

The authorities confirmed the episode today. The victims were on route from Wana to Dera Ismail Khan when armed militants stopped their vehicle. They were identified as Altaf Masih, Babar Masih and Emmanuel while names of two other Christians could not be ascertained. The militants made the release of Christians conditional with the freeing of six prominent tribal militants now in custody of law-enforcement agencies… [Go To Full Story]