Dated: 31 January 2017
By: Ishtiaq Mahsud
The FATA Research Centre has received a four-minute video of the six Pakistani hostages who were employees of the Geofizyka Krakow, a polish oil and gas surveying company, operating in Pakistan since last decade. The six hostages were kidnapped on 26 November 2016 from Drazinda area in Dera Ismail Khan (D.I.Khan) district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, while they were at work. The D.I.Khan district adjoins the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) of FATA. The video has been released by the Mahsud Taliban group led by Khan Said aka Sajna Mahsud aka Khalid Mahsud.
In the video footage, all the six hostages are shown to be seated in two single rows, with a gun-trotting masked Taliban standing over their head. The video is in Urdu language and all the hostages belong to district Attock of Punjab province. All the hostages recorded their messages one by one, and requested the government and officials of Geofizyka Krakow to secure their release.
It is pertinent to mention that earlier in September 2008, the Pakistani Taliban led by Tariq Afridi (now deceased), belonging to Darra Adamkhel, had kidnapped a Polish engineer, Peter Stanczak from Attock district, who was also working for Geofizyka Krakow. Stanczak was subsequently beheaded in February 2009, purportedly due to intra-Taliban rivalry over ransom amount and issues relating to his custody.
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