Employees of Polish firm kidnapped in Pakistan
PR dla Zagranicy
Six employees of a Polish oil company have been kidnapped in northwestern Pakistan, although none of the men are Polish nationals, the foreign ministry has said.
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The men, who are reported to be Pakistani nationals, were kidnapped on Saturday afternoon, according to the Reuters news agency.
They were dragged out of a car on a road near the town of Drazinda, about 80 km northwest from the city of Dera Ismail Khan, two Pakistani military officials, who asked to remain anonymous, told the agency.
A spokeswoman for the Polish Foreign Ministry confirmed that none of those kidnapped were Polish citizens.
The men work for Geofizyka Kraków. A Polish engineer working for the company was kidnapped in 2008 and later beheaded.
Geofizyka Kraków has a history of conducting exploration for gas and oil in the region. It is a subsidiary of Polish gas giant PGNiG, but went into liquidation in August 2016, according to its website. (rg/di/pk)