July 02, 2011

Swiss Confirm 2 Nationals Were Kidnapped In SW Pakistan

Who knew SW Pakistan was a tourist destination

GENEVA -- Two Swiss tourists have been kidnapped in Pakistan's southwest Baluchistan province, the Foreign Ministry confirmed Saturday.

Pakistani authorities notified the embassy in Islamabad late Friday following the abduction of the pair, who were traveling through the region by car, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The kidnapping is the first such incident involving Swiss citizens in Pakistan, and authorities in Switzerland have set up a task force combining police and intelligence services to work on the case, it said.[More]

What can I say? Hope they are released unharmed, but, who in the hell goes touring in Baluchistan, a dangerous region in Pakistan.

By Stable Hand at 06:33 PM | Comments |