Radical Islamists Capture "300" Pakistani Soldiers Update: No They Didn't Update 2: Yes They Were
Radical Islamists captured 300 Pakistani troops and 16 trucks near the Afghanistan border today.
A Pakistani soldier stands alert in the snow covered mountainous region of North Waziristan along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, February 2007. A convoy transporting dozens of Pakistani troops went missing Thursday in a tribal zone bordering Afghanistan, amid fears they had been kidnapped by Islamic militants, officials said.(AFP/Aamir Qureshi)
The BBC is reporting:
Scores of Pakistani soldiers are missing near the Afghanistan border amid claims from pro-Taleban militants that they have kidnapped 300 men.
More than 100 army personnel are unaccounted for, according to officials in the South Waziristan region.
A Muslim militant group said it had taken the troops because the government was not honouring a recent peace deal.
The soldiers were traveling in 16 trucks and providing security for trucks carrying food between Wana, the main town in South Waziristan and Ladha, another town in the region, two intelligence officials said on condition of anonymity because of agency policy.
UPDATE: The soldiers were found safe.
They were sheltering in the valley away from bad weather.
Update 2: Yes they were captured.