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Two Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan

Two Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan
June 18, 2017

ISLAMABAD, 18 June: Two Pakistani diplomats, based in the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, went missing on June 16 while traveling to Pakistan by road.
According to the statement issued by the Foreign Office (FO) read that two officials of its Consulate General Jalalabad were missing since 16th June 2017 while commuting to Pakistan by road. “Pakistan has requested the Afghan government that all efforts may be made to ensure early recovery of our officials and bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice,” the statement read.
The statement which issued on Sunday further said that the matter has been raised with the relevant Afghan authorities for their safety and recovery, at the earliest.
The Afghan authorities have informed that all efforts were in hand to probe the incident and three different investigating groups have been constituted to ensure safe recovery of the officials.
The foreign ministry did not speculate who may be behind the disappearances but various Afghan militant groups have targeted diplomats in the past.

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