UN Official Kidnapped in Pakistan
No leads yet in refugee worker's abduction
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 2, 2009 5:04 AM CST
Pakistani police officers collect evidence from the attack site.   (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
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(Newser) – An American working with a UN refugee agency in southwestern Pakistan was kidnapped today by gunmen who killed his driver, reports the Times of London. The attack occurred as the official from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, which aids Afghan refugees in the city of Quetta, headed to work. Abductions are on the rise in Pakistan, particularly near the Afghanistan border. Taliban militants are holding several foreigners hostage.