Unidentified gunmen abducts Afghan deputy governor in Pakistan

ANI | Updated: Oct 28, 2017 21:35 IST

Peshawar [Pakistan], Oct 28 (ANI): The deputy governor of Afghanistan's Kunar province Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi, has been abducted by unidentified gunmen in Dabgari area of Peshawar.

"At first we thought that he was somewhere nearby when he didn't respond to our calls. We then informed the Kabul government and also the Pakistani high-ups about him," The Express Tribune quoted newly appointed Afghan Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Consul General Moeen Mrastyal, as saying on Saturday.

The consul general informed that the deputy governor had arrived in Peshawar on Thursday and scheduled an appointment with a doctor in Dabggari the next day.

He added that the deputy governor was abducted by unidentified gunmen in Dabggari on Friday and since then haven't heard anything about him.

Mrastyal said he was in regular touch with the K-P law-enforcement agencies and had also informed the K-P governor about the abduction.

"We hope that he will be rescued soon," he said.

Police have also confirmed Ahmadi's abduction and said they were trying to locate the afghan deputy governor and rescue him.

Last year, former Afghan governor Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi was rescued in Mardan, two weeks after he was abducted in Islamabad. (ANI)

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