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Senior U.N. official kidnapped in Pakistan

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(CNN) -- A senior U.N. official was kidnapped in southwest Pakistan and his driver was shot dead Monday, a U.N. information officer told CNN.

The official was kidnapped about 8:30 a.m. Monday in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, while on his way to work from his house, Quetta police said.

The official's name has not been released because his family has not been officially informed, said Ishrat Rizvi, a U.N. information officer in Islamabad.

The driver, Syed Hashim of Quetta, was injured in a gun battle and later died at a hospital.

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