Kidnapped Pakistani policemen found shot dead

Twenty-one tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban have been found shot dead in north-west Pakistan, government officials have said.

Naveed Akbar Khan said officials found the bodies just after midnight local time, after being notified by one policeman who had escaped.

Another policeman was also found with serious injuries.

Mr Khan said the dead policemen were found in the Jabai area of Frontier Region Peshawar, part of Pakistan's troubled tribal region.

The 23 policemen went missing before dawn on Thursday when militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons attacked two posts in Frontier Region Peshawar.

Two policemen were also killed in the attacks.