Kidnapped UN Official, Solecki dies in custody

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John Solecki
New Delhi, Feb 23: The UNHRC official, John Solecki kidnapped by Pakistani kidnappers has died in custody, confirms Geo TV report. The UNHRC had earlier reported an American aid worker being kidnapped. The UN refugee agency had expressed serious concerns of Solecki's health. Solecki's health condition might have endangered his life.

UN officials in Geneva had that the United Nations is appealing to Solecki's captors to establish contact so that his release can be arranged.

The previously unknown Baluchistan Liberation United Front claimed responsibility in a telephone call to a Pakistan-based news agency. The group seems more like linked to separatist than Islamist.

Gunmen had seized Solecki's car by shooting his driver in Quetta in Baolochistan on Monday, Feb 2.

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