KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says suspected militants have abducted 40 Pakistani children after luring them into Afghanistan.
Abdul Haseeb Khan said the boys, who are aged between 10 and 15, went to Afghanistan’s Kunar province on Thursday after a man invited them to play in a river there.
Khan says the militants then seized the boys. He gave no more details and didn’t say what evidence he had to support the claim.
In Afghanistan, Kunar police said they are investigating but have no reports of such an incident.
Pakistani officials have said that insurgents from Afghanistan have often crossed the border and attacked on Pakistan’s territory, raising tensions between the neighbors.