Two Pakistani diplomats missing in Afghanistan since Friday

Two Pakistani diplomats missing in Afghanistan since Friday

Afghanistan has formed three probe teams to trace the missing officials. Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Web Team Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan Jun 18, 2017, 12.55 PM (IST)

Two Pakistani diplomats have gone missing in Afghanistan's eastern Jalalabad city since Friday (June 16), Islamabad said today (June 18).

The two missing officials -- they work in Pakistan's consulate in Afghanistan -- went missing while travelling back to their home country by road, Pakistan's Foreign Office said.

"The Afghan authorities have informed that all efforts were in hand to probe the incident and three distinct investigating groups have been constituted to ensure safe recovery of the officials," Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said.

Pakistan said Kabul has formed three probe teams to trace them.

Pakistan did not want to speculate whether the diplomats had been kidnapped.

Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan are at a low point, with both countries accusing each other of doing little to curb militants carrying out extremist attacks across the border.

Afghanistan say Islamabad has done little to rein in the Afghan Taliban and their leaders residing in Pakistan.

Pakistan also blame Afghanistan for doing little to crack down Pakistani Taliban militants who cross the border and inflict deadly attacks in their country.

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The two diplomats have been untraceable ever since they hit the road to travel back to Pakistan

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