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Pak Army rescues 5 foreign hostages kidnapped in 2012
Pak Army rescues 5 foreign hostages kidnapped in 2012
Published at: 10 month(s) ago

Rawalpindi: The Pakistan Army on Thursday recovered five foreign hostages who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012, said a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s public relations wing.

According to ISPR statement, the hostages, including a Canadian, his US national wife and their three children were rescued from the captivity of terrorists.

The Pakistan Army's media cell added that the foreign nationals were captured in Afghanistan by terrorists.

US intelligence services had been tracking the movement of the hostages and informed their Pakistani partners when the hostages were moved across the Pak-Afghan border into Kurram agency on October 11, 2017.

The operation by Pakistani forces, based on actionable intelligence by US authorities, successfully recovered the hostages.

ISPR said, “All hostages were recovered safe and sound and are being repatriated to the country of their origin.”

The Army further stated that the successful execution of the hostage-rescue operation underscores the importance of timely intelligence sharing and Pakistan’s continued commitment towards fighting this menace through cooperation between two forces against a common enemy
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