Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Peshawar

Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the tribal areas. Map from PBS’ Frontline. Click to view.

Yet another foreign diplomat has been targeted in Pakistan’s Taliban-infested Northwest Frontier Province. “Unknown gunmen” kidnapped Hashmatullah Atharzadeh, the commercial attach

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • Alex says:

    No honor among thieves, I suppose.

  • Mark Pyruz says:

    US and Iranian interest overlap in Afghanistan. Perhaps the new US administration can make something out of this, in dealing with the Taliban threat.

  • My2cents says:

    it could be bandits, or
    an intelligence operation to generate distrust between Iran and the Taliban, or
    an operation to disguise a large cash donation as a ransom payment.
    Just to increase the paranoya.


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