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The body of Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar ─ who was abducted from Islamabad last month and found dead in Afghanistan ─ will be handed over to Pakistani authorities by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on Wednesday, MNA Mohsin Dawar told DawnNewsTV.

SP Tahir, a police officer who had survived two suicide attacks in Bannu and had been serving as head of Peshawar police’s rural circle, was kidnapped from Islamabad’s G-10/4 area on Oct 26. A body believed to be his was found in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province yesterday.

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SP Tahir hailed from North Waziristan district and earlier this year was made acting SP and given charge of the rural circle. Prior to that he had served as DSP of University Town and Fakirabad and had also had a stint with the Federal Investigation Agency.

Photos of the SP’s badly tortured body with a hand-written Pashto letter placed on his chest, purportedly written by a yet unidentified militant group, went viral on social media on Tuesday before police could officially confirm the happening, but a senior official said a “source” had informed them of the tragic news.

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