Ten schoolchildren kidnapped in Kurram released

Over 60 people have been kidnapped from the area during the past few days. — Photo by AFP

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.
The children were abducted in lower Kurram’s Baggan area and had been shifted to an unknown location by the kidnappers.
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


The Express Tribune

10 students kidnapped in Hangu

Published: April 2, 2011

The students belonged to Kurram and had taken their exams at a centre set up in Hangu.
HANGU: Ten students were kidnapped from the Bagan area of District Hangu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday.
Sources said the students belonged to Kurram Agency and had taken their Matriculation exams at the center set up in Hangu due to the unrest in Kurram.
They had been on their way home in their vehicle when unidentified men abducted them, along with their vehicle from the Bagan area.

Ten students kidnapped in Kurram, Clash in Landi Kotal kills 4

PESHAWAR – 2nd April 2011 (6 hours ago)
By Umair Anwar
At least four people including two commanders were killed in an armed clash between two banned organizations in Landi Kotal on Saturday.
According to initial reports, the clash erupted in Bazar Daka Khel of Landi Kotal, Khyber Agency. Four people including two commanders were killed in the clash.
On the other hand, unknown armed men kidnapped ten students of primary school in Bagan area of Lower Kurram Agency.