Peshawar (Staff Report): Security forces have recovered at least fourteen colliers, who were kidnapped by unidentified assailants over a dispute between mine owners and a local jirga in Darra Adam Khel on Sunday.
Sources say the incident took place after evening prayers. Two miners managed to escape from the kidnappers custody.
The mine workers were abducted from the Bazar area who had been employed at a coal mine owned by Abidur Rehman, a close relative of a former parliamentarian Dr Naseem.
Ten of the 14 miners belong to Shangla district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan took notice of the incident and directed for a successful recovery of the coal miners and arrest of their kidnappers.