PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a Pakistani police officer who went missing in Islamabad last month was found in neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry and the Afghan ambassador said.
Tahir Khan Dawar disappeared on Oct. 27 and was presumed abducted by militants. The case baffled authorities as Islamabad is one of the safest cities in Pakistan.
Dawar’s body was handed over to authorities by Afghan officials at the Torkham border crossing, authorities s said Thursday.
Photographs purporting to show Dawar’s badly beaten and tortured body surfaced on social media on Wednesday. The body was later found in Afghanistan’s volatile Nangarhar province, which borders Pakistan, with a hand-written note saying he was abducted and killed by a little-known militant group, Pakistani officials said.