They were spotted by a shepherd
At least 16 decayed bodies were found on Tor Chappar hills in Kohat, the Kohat deputy commissioner confirmed Friday.
DC Abdul Rehman told SAMAA TV that he didn’t have more details about the incident.
The Rescue 1122 workers at the scene said that those were the bodies of coalminers. They believed that the deceased belonged to Shangla.
The remains were spotted by a shepherd, according to the police.
“The bodies are quite decayed,” said Fazal Naeem, a spokesman for the Kohat police.
“They were found in a mass grave,” he added.
Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed told SAMAA TV that the labourers were buried by the Pakistani Taliban 10 years ago and the complaint of their disappearance was also filed with the police.
Their bodies were found in a mass grave today, he added.
Kamran Bangash, a spokesperson for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, confirmed that the bodies were of the miners.
He said the government was in contact with their families and their killers would be arrested soon.
The provincial government would announce compensation for the bereaved families, Bangash added.