QUETTA - Two Pakistani nationals who were abducted by Afghan security forces after entering into Pakistani territory in Qila Saifullah district have been killed and their bodies are yet to be handed over to Pakistani authorities. Afghan forces had entered about one kilometre inside Pakistani territory late on Friday night and abducted two Pakistani citizens.

Confirming the incident official sources said that Afghan security forces entered Pakistan by violating border and abducted two locals from a house at Tarkha Ghargi, in Killi Achobi area of Badini near Pak-Afghan border. Later they were shot dead. Giving account of the incident, local tribesmen however said two vehicles loaded with Afghan forces raided a house and abducted three people, including Muhammad Sarwar, Abdullah and Din Muhammad. Afghan forces killed all three persons but did not hand the bodies over to them, they claimed.

The sources said that the house which was raided owned by a local tribal leader Saadullah Kakar and forces abducted the two persons suspecting them as Taliban. On Saturday, locals strongly protested the incident and demanded of the administration to take up the issue with Afghan government and ask her to curb such incidents in future. They also demanded for an immediate handover of the bodies so that they could be buried. Official sources said that Balochistan government has taken serious notice of the violation of Pakistani soil and kidnapping of its citizens, and intimated the Foreign Ministry about the incident.

Balochistan Home Secretary Nasebullah Bazai told newsmen that they had convened an immediate meeting with Quetta-based Afghan Consul General through Foreign Ministry to discuss the incident that occurred in Qila Saifullah district.

He said Balochistan government would register its protest and would seek explanation of the intrusion into Pakistani territory. He said they would ask Afghan authorities to hand over the bodies and also provide the details of the incident.