September 2nd, 2011
08:58 AM ET

Taliban abducted young people, officials believe

Authorities in Pakistan's tribal region believe the Taliban have abducted around 30 young people on an outing there.

Islam Zeb, a senior administrator in Bajaur Agency, told CNN on Friday the people were between the ages of 10 and 20 and elders were meeting to discuss the recovery of the children.

Zeb said the youth were walking to a picnic spot along a river to mark the end of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.

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    THEY were just hiring at the nike factory and needed some new hires...

    September 2, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. really?

    This still makes news? It's the same thing. Taliban and all those sandmonkeys are terrible people, we get it.

    September 2, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    HEADLINE should read: "A mericans abducted young people, officials KNOW", because according to the FBI's website, 2,000 American children go missing EVERY SINGLE DAY in the USA., and that only 3/4ths are ever found, and that only about 100 per year are found dead. That leaves 500 children per day unaccounted for. Who has these kids? What are they doing with them? And why is this fact NOT shown over and over again in the news? And why doesn't anyone want to talk about it.

    September 2, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. fred sanford

    What in the world do they want with young people? Young kids today are just a bunch of hippies.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. @fred

    We're talking about missing children...there is no humor to be found here.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. old sarge

    I disagree. Humor should be found in everything. In Vietnam we saw all kinds of things. The best thing to do is turn it into a joke. Plus I agree with Fred. They were probably hippys that listen to nirvana music. Dang long haired hippys.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. old sarge

    Sorry. I meant to call them dirty hippys.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. jimbo

    I bet they are going to cook em. Not much food out in the desert. People stew might just hit the spot if youre real hungry.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. tad

    I like mine barbecued. MMMMM.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. 500 American children go unaccounted for each day...

    ...and you idiot's want to joke a bout it? No wonder the child stalkers get-away with it. They have you morons fooled into thinking it's a comedy routine. (signed, Philip)

    September 2, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    @Phillip after reading your first post I tHought you were defending the Taliban But then i read your second post and PHILLIP i couldnt agree with you more What kind of deranged human being would go after the young When we find them we need swift and strong justice

    September 2, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    I'd jump at the chance to punch a child stalker in the gut. People who make fun of missing children? Ain't hardly worth spitting on once they get knocked-out. But I would. I surely would.

    September 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    @gung hoe...yes, we've needed to form State Militia's bent on finding these deranged humans for decades, but Uncle Sam won't allow it. There are thousands and thousands of them. And that's just the ones we have registered as offenders. Americans just do not take this problem seriously enough to demand something be done...many even think it's funny, until it's their own kid.

    September 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat2u

    Why would that even surprise anyone ? They steal the youth to indoctrinate them into the way of the taliban and turn them into killers. This has always been an S.O.P. In viet nam this was a common practice among the viet cong. All the way through history, "conscription" has always been a means to replace your fallen fighters.

    September 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. tad

    or cook them. sometimes they might cook them for dinner over there in pakastan. I bet they dont have good barbecue sauce though. Im with yall guys. If i seen that going on I would say Dangit. Stop that. You pakastan peoples shouldnt be cooking children.

    September 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
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