WANA: Security forces have launched operation to recover twenty-one labourers who were kidnapped from Neel Kuch area of South Waziristan Agency.
They were working on the construction of Gomal Zam Dam project in the area.
Earlier unidentified gunmen kidnapped 21 workers of the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) from Neeli Kach area in South Waziristan Agency on Friday.
“The gunmen stormed the project site in Neeli Kach area near Gomal Zam Dam and kidnapped 20 FWO workers and the contractor,” reports said. Following the incident, the officials of the political administration directed the Khassadar and Levies Force personnel to cordon off the exit and entry routes to foil the kidnapping bid.
South Waziristan’s Political Agent Zafarul Islam Khattak has said that all possible steps would be taken to recover the kidnapped labourers.