Kidnappings of Foreigners in Pakistan

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Foreigners kidnapped in Pakistan in the last six months:

January 22, 2012 – A Kenyan aid worker and his Pakistani driver disappear in Sindh's province's town of Naushero Feroze. Police say they may have been abducted for ransom.

January 19, 2012 – Two foreign aid workers — an Italian and a German — are kidnapped by gunmen in the city of Multan in Punjab province. No one has claimed responsibility for the abduction.

January 5, 2012 – A British employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross is kidnapped in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province. Police say several gunmen stopped his vehicle and took him away.

August 2011 – An American humanitarian aid worker in his 60s is kidnapped at gunpoint from his house in the city of Lahore in Punjab province. No one has claimed responsibility for his abduction.

July 2011 – A Swiss couple disappears in southwestern Baluchistan province. The Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility and demands Washington release a Pakistani scientist jailed in the United States in exchange for the couple's freedom.