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Two Pakistani brothers killed in Afghanistan

Monday, 07 Dec, 2009

The men were crossing Paktia province when abducted; they were later murdered despite the payment of ransom. Above: Militants in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. —File photo

PARACHINAR: Two brothers hailing from Kurram tribal region were killed in the Lazza area of Afghanistan on Sunday.

Lal Hussain and Nanoki, who were coming from Peshawar to Parachinar via Kabul, were kidnapped by men of the Mangal tribe in Lazza area of the Afghan province of Paktia, their relatives told Dawn.

In retaliation, local tribesmen kidnapped two people of the Mangal tribe. After negotiations, it was decided that both sides would set free the kidnapped men.

The brother of the deceased, Ali Hassan, said the people kidnapped in Pakistan were set free, as per the understanding. But the group of kidnappers in Afghanistan killed the two Pakistanis even though a ransom of Rs2 million had been paid to them.—Correspondent

source: http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/09-two-pakistani-brothers-killed-in-afghanistan–szh-05

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