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Taliban’s brisk trade of kidnapping in Karachi – BBC

In News on March 24, 2012 at 07:09

Karachi sunrise

Taliban’s brisk trade of kidnapping in Karachi.

In Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, police say the Taliban are generating funds through bank robberies, protection rackets and kidnappings.

Abductions are particularly lucrative, with ransom demands sometimes running to millions of dollars. The BBC’s Orla Guerin reports on how the militants are making inroads in Pakistan’s financial capital.

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