QUETTA - Armed men kidnapped three persons from Duki tehsil of Loralai district, while a tractor-trolley driver sustained injuries in a landmine blast in Dera Bugti district, Saturday.

Police sources said some armed men riding a car intercepted three persons near a cattle market in Duki and bundled them into a vehicle. Being informed, police rushed to the site, but of no avail as the kidnappers managed to escape towards unspecified location.  However, police cordoned off the area and started search operation to arrest the outlaws. Names of the kidnapped people as well as motive behind the incident could not be ascertained immediately.

In another incident, tractor-trolley driver identified as Misri Khan received serious injuries in a landmine blast in Sui area of Dera Bugti district. Official sources said Misri Khan was riding a tractor- trolley which was hit in the landmine blast. Local administration shifted the injured to nearby hospital and started investigation into the incident.