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Poland offers $290,000 bounty for killers of Polish hostage

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 10, 2009 | Last Updated: 11 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Feb 10, 2009 | Last Updated: 11 years ago
Poland offers $290,000 bounty for killers of Polish hostage

WARSAW: Poland on Tuesday offered a one million zlotys (290,000 dollars, 224,000 euros) reward for information leading to the capture of Taliban militants who beheaded a Polish geologist in Pakistan.

“I am setting a bounty of one million zlotys for information which can help us bring the killers of Mr Piotr Stanczak to justice,” Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told reporters in Warsaw.

Poland has also sent a formal note to the US State Department requesting assistance to help arrest Stanczak's killers, he said.

Sikorski said Poland's ambassador in Islamabad met Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who confirmed “the death of the Pole but who as yet had not confirmed what happened with his body.”

Stanczak, 42, was working as a geologist in Pakistan for a Polish oil and natural gas exploration company when he was seized in the volatile northwest of the country last September. His abductors killed his driver and his bodyguard.

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