33 workers abducted in Pakistan

Last Updated: Sat, May 15, 2010 10:00 hrs

At least 33 labourers were abducted Saturday by unidentified miscreants while returning from work in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official said.

The workers from the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) were abducted from their cars and pick-up vehicles in Kurram Agency when they were returning after putting up some electricity installations, Xinhua quoted the official as saying.

The miscreants set one of their vehicles on fire and took the workers to an undisclosed location. Police is on their trail, the official said.

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