The deputy governor of Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunar has been kidnapped in neighboring Pakistan, officials said Sunday, an incident which could further strain relations between Islamabad and Kabul.
Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi arrived in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday for an appointment with a doctor, senior police official Muhamad Sajjad Khan told AFP.
“He was in the Dabgari neighborhood of the city when gunmen forced him into a vehicle and drove away,” he said.
An official from the Afghan consulate in Peshawar confirmed the incident on condition of anonymity.
No group has claimed responsibility.