Another health worker was abducted in Balochistan, Pakistan, on Thursday (Jan. 5). The victim this time is a British doctor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Quetta, the largest city in the province.
The doctor was named by police as Khalil Ahmad Dale.
Nazir Kurd, senior police official in Quetta, told AFP Dale was standing in front of his “office” when unidentified gunmen riding a Landcruiser took him away. He said they are checking all routes and are working to ensure the vehicle does not leave the city.
An ICRC official in Quetta, who requested annonymity, confirmed the abduction.
Just last week, four health workers were also kidnapped in Balochistan. They have since been rescued, the Dawn reports.
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