American kidnapped in Pakistan
John Solecki, an American national working as head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Balochistan, was kidnapped by gunmen in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday.
John Solecki was on his way to office when the gunmen intercepted his car and opened fire killing the driver Syed Hashim Raza.The gunmen then took Solecki with them, police said.
Senior officials rushed to the site of the attack as police cordoned off the area and launched a search for the UN official. Security at the offices of UN organisations and foreign NGOs, which is already very high, was beefed up further after the incident.