Quetta February 02: A High official of United Nation’s High Commission for Refugees, John Solecki, a US citizen, has been kidnapped in Quetta. His driver, Hashim, a Hazara, has been shot dead.
Mr. Solecki was on his way to office, in Chaman Housing area of Quetta city, that gunmen in a car attacked and kidnapped him.
Police has cordoned off the area, blocking all the roads out of Quetta. Taliban militants are being feared to be behind the incident. The renowned Quetta Shura of Taliban members reside in the surroundings of Quetta city, where a large number of Afghan refugees also live.
Security situation in the city has drastically worsened in the recent weeks. Target killing and abduction cases have skyrocketed. Last week, Chairman of Hazara Democratic Party, Hussain Ali Yusufi, was murdered which caused riots and huge protests.