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Christian Hospital Workers Abducted

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LAHORE, Pakistan – Authorities do not know who abducted two Christian hospital employees in Karachi last week, but police sources said they suspected the kidnappers had links with banned terrorist organizations.

There is a strong possibility that Islamic extremists took the two workers of South Korea-based Good Samaritan Hospital, Issac Samson and Indrias Javaid, to Pakistan’s tribal areas after kidnapping them on Thursday (March 1), the sources said.

“Such cases are on the rise, as banned Islamist groups and other criminal gangs are turning to kidnappings for ransom in order to survive and procure weapons and ammunition, but at the same time one cannot rule out the possibility of a targeted elimination of foreign and local NGO [Non-Governmental Organization] workers,” a senior investigator for the Karachi police told Compass.

He said that most radical groups believed that Christian NGOs were involved in evangelizing “under the guise of charity” and have been targeted for that reason.

Samson and Javaid, along with a worker identified only as Austin and a driver identified only as Nasir, were headed to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Karachi’s Orangi area when their hospital van was intercepted by four “fair-skinned” suspects in a car in the Islam Chowk neighborhood.

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