Reuters : Pakistani envoy to Kabul goes missing in Khyber

Monday, February 11, 2008

Pakistani envoy to Kabul goes missing in Khyber

ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan went missing on Monday while travelling by road through a Pakistani tribal region where Taliban militants have become increasingly active in recent months, officials said.

Ambassador Tariq Azizuddin was being driven through the Khyber region on his way back to Kabul when he disappeared, according to officials who requested anonymity.

"He's been missing since 11 a.m. (0600 GMT)," said a security official in the Khyber region. The envoy was due to have changed cars at the border, but is not believed to have reached the frontier.

(Reporting by Sheree Sardar and Zeeshan Haider; writing by Simon Cameron-Moore; Editing by Jon Boyle)