Five Hindu children abducted in Balochistan

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

Syed Zafar Ali Shah, the Deputy Commissioner Jaffarabad said  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.

The deputy commissioner stated that the children were coming back from school when abducted by the armed men.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the kidnapping.