Taliban Claims Kidnapping of 25 Pakistani Boys

It's punishment for their parents' support of the government
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2011 1:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Taliban says it has kidnapped about 25 Pakistani boys as punishment for their parents' support of the government, reports Reuters. Militants reportedly captured the youths when they mistakenly crossed the border into Afghanistan during an outing. A spokesman said militants have yet to decide the boys' fate. "We have kidnapped them as their parents and tribal elders are helping the government and are fighting against us," he said. (Read more Pakistan stories.)

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