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Police: American abducted in eastern Pakistan
Police say gunmen have abducted an American man from his home in eastern Pakistan
By The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) ' Pakistani police say gunmen have abducted an American man from his home in the eastern city of Lahore.

Police official Attiqur Rehman says eight to 10 kidnappers were involved in the abduction, which took place before dawn Saturday.

U.S. Embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez confirmed the abduction. He says the American worked for a private company in Lahore.



Kidnappings are fairly common in Pakistan. Most victims are Pakistani although some foreigners have occasionally been targeted.

The abductions are typically carried out by criminal gangs trying to secure ransoms but the kidnapping trade is also believed to help fund militant groups.


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