QUETTA: Suspected militants allegedly kidnapped three government schoolteachers in Awaran district of the provincial capital on Tuesday evening, a security official said.
Levis official Muhammad Jan told a private news channel that militants allegedly abducted three teachers as they were returning from a training session facilitated by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) for the upcoming national census in Awaran's Giskhor area. Jan identified the abducted teachers as Rashid Ali, Elahi Bakhsh and Rasool Bakhsh. The men are part of a team in the district that will collect data for the census. The security forces launched a search operation in the area to recover the teachers but were unsuccessful, the official said. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the abduction.