By “unidentified militants,” but it seems very likely that they regarded these Christians as infidels at war with the true religion.
“25 Christians kidnapped in Peshawar,” from the Daily Times, June 22 (thanks to all who sent this in):
PESHAWAR: Unidentified militants kidnapped 25 Christians from Academy Town in Peshawar, sources told Daily Times on Saturday.
The sources said militants kidnapped them from the Banarasabad area of Academy Town from the house of Yousaf Masih. Superintendent of Police (SP) Cantonment Imran Shahid confirmed that armed militants driving in five or six vehicles kidnapped eight to nine people on gunpoint and moved them to an undisclosed location at around 8pm. He said however that the kidnapped did not number 25, and that militants have probably moved them to the Tribal Areas….