Hmmm. What would masked men in Pakistan, near the Afghan border, want with nuclear experts? Perhaps they want to discuss how nuclear bombs violate the peaceful teachings of Islam. Yeah, that must be it. “Nuclear experts kidnapped in Pakistan,” from Agence France-Presse (thanks to Dav):
TWO Pakistani nuclear energy officials have been abducted by masked men from a troubled northwestern area near the Afghan border, police said today.
The kidnappers bundled the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) workers and their driver into a vehicle in Sheikh Badin, a town in militancy-hit Dera Ismail Khan district, local police chief Akbar Nasir said.
“They were technicians from the PAEC, they were whisked away early Monday morning,” Mr Nasir said.
The officials were on a routine visit to conduct a geological survey for mineral exploration in the mountainous area, which adjoins Pakistan’s lawless tribal regions, the police chief said.
“We don’t know if the abductors were militants or members of some criminal gang,” he said, adding that they were believed to be from the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.
“A search is underway, we are contacting local people … We are all trying but so far we have no clues.”…