File Photo: Rescue workers on the spot for the recovery of trapped coal miners in Dukki Balochistan: Photo Daily Quetta Voice

Hussain Zarkoon:

DUKKI: Three coal miners were abducted by armed gunmen from Dukki district in Balochistan. According to sources from the Levies force, the incident occurred in the Mines area of Dukki, where assailants opened fire at a local coal mine and forcibly took away the three miners.

All three coal miners belonged to Swat Shangla area of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa.

Coal Miners Taken To An Undisclosed Location

The identities of the kidnappers remain unknown as they had covered their faces during the abduction. The victims were taken to an undisclosed location. Upon receiving the distress call, Levies personnel along with other law enforcement agencies rushed to the scene to launch an immediate investigation into the matter.

Preliminary findings indicate that the kidnapped miners were employed at the mine belonging to Sardar Akbar Nasar. The motive behind the abduction and the whereabouts of the miners are yet to be determined, plunging their families and the community into anguish and uncertainty.

Authorities Trying To Ensure Safe Return Of Miners

As the investigation unfolds, authorities are intensifying efforts to ensure the safe return of the abducted miners and to bring the perpetrators to justice. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the persistent security challenges facing the region and the vulnerability of those working in the mining sector. In the past, the militants have repeatedly kidnapped and attacked coal miners in Mach, Quetta, Bolan, Harnai and other parts of Balochistan.

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