QUETTA, 16 May: Four people, including three government officials, were kidnapped in Kech district of Balochistan on Sunday.

The kidnapped officials include a sub-divisional officer of the Communications and Works Department, two sub-engineers and a contractor. The district administration said the officials were kidnapped from Dasht area.

The incidents of kidnapping are on the rise in Balochistan since last few days. A doctor and a trader were kidnapped from Quetta, capital of Balochistan, few days ago and their whereabouts are still unknown.