The dead body of a senior Pakistani police official has been found in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan almost three weeks after he went missing from Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan.

The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan, quoting Afghan officials, has reported that a dead body has been found in Dur Baba district of Nangarahr province and the police card of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police official Tahir Khan Dawar has also been recovered from the body.

The police officer went missing from Islamabad city on 26th October and his dead body surfaced close to Durand Line in Dur Baba district on Tuesday.

However, it is yet not clear how a senior police official goes missing from a secure part of Islamabad city.

In the meantime, a written letter has also been found from the body in which the Islamic State’s Khurasan province has claimed the kidnapping and killing of Tahir Khan Dawar.