Militants kidnap over 20 Pakistani security personnel

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 16:50 hrs

Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) Unidentified militants Thursday attacked a checkpost in northwest Pakistan, killing at least two security personnel and kidnapping 22 others, media reports said.

The attack took place in Darra Adam Khel in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Xinhua reported citing local media.

One security personnel was injured in the attack.

A report quoted security sources as saying that an estimated 30 militants were involved in the attack.

Another report said 33 security personnel were kidnapped.

There was, however, no official confirmation about the reports.

Darra Adam Khel is located around 40 km south of Peshawar, the provincial capital. The town is famous for production of a wide variety of weapons ranging from pistols to automatic weapons and anti-aircraft guns, Xinhua said.

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