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Pakistan High School Hostages Freed

Filed under: Crime,World — Tags: , , , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 9:26 am 2008 January 28

This morning Gunmen took a group of at least 30 High School student’s hostage in a daring early morning chase near the city of Bannu. Pakistan’s Interior Minister spoksman Javed Iqbal Cheema said. Cheema works for Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz.

The gunmen abducted a health chief from a neighboring village and a chase ensued with at least one of the gunmen killed and one policeman injured. They used a school and the children as a refuge. Hostages were freed from a high school

Reports suggest the perpetrators are neither associated with Taliban or Al Qaeda. Pakistan was rocked about a week ago with the assassination of Presidential hopeful Benazir Bhutto. This action has been allegedly linked to al Qaeda. Pakistan borders Iraq and Iran to the West, and India to the east. Here’s a map from the CIA factbook

Pakistan Map from CIA Factbook

No more information is available at this time. We’ll will keep you informed of this and other breaking news.

Source: AP

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