Pakistan: Five Hindu children abducted in Jaffarabad, Balochistan

A collage of photos of the kidnapped children

QUETTA: Armed men kidnapped five children belonging to minority Hindu community from Balochistan’s volatile Jaffarabad district on Wednesday, senior officials said.

Syed Zafar Ali Shah, the Deputy Commissioner Jaffarabad told Dawn.com that the children were going to school when abducted by the armed men near Dera Allah Yar.  He, however, added that four accused belonging to a local tribe were arrested in connection with the kidnapping.

“The ages of children are between five to 10,” Syed Ashfaq Ahmed, the District Police Officer Jaffarabad said. He said one of the local journalists was also arrested during police raid with regard to the incident.

The deputy commissioner stated that the kidnappers had shifted all five children to Rato Dero area of Sindh.

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