Attock (Pak), Sept 29 : Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a Polish engineer after killing his security guard and two drivers near the Pind Sultani village of Jand tehsil in the NWFP province, yesterday.
The engineer works with the Geofizvka Krakow oil company.
According to the local police, engineer Peter Stanczak had arrived at the field camp of a national seismic survey company of Poland, about 20km from its main camp office in the jurisdiction of Basal police station, early in the morning. Three to four gunmen attacked the engineer's jeep and killed Frontier Constabulary guard Muhammad Saleem, driver Anayatullah and assistant driver Riaz. Later, captured the engineer and escaped to an unknown destination, reported the Dawn.
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The bodies of the killed were taken to the tehsil headquarters hospital for post-mortem and later handed over to the company's management.
Meanwhile, local people said that the engineer might have been taken to tribal areas near Kohat, about 25 km from the camp. Some officials said that the incident took place due to "negligence of the company" because its management did not follow security instructions.
Regional Police Officer Nasir Khan Durrani said that it was strange that a foreign technician was sent to the field camp located in a deserted area early in the morning. The camp was without proper security arrangement.
Other police officials said that foreign companies conducting oil exploration and other activities in the district had been cautioned by the government a number of times to make proper security arrangements, particularly during their staff's movement.