Pak Army recovers five foreigners kidnapped by Taliban in 2012
RAWALPINDI - The Pakistan Army recovered five abducted foreigners kidnapped by terrorists in 2012 after an operation, it emerged on Thursday.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the hostages included a Canadian, his American wife, and their three children which were recovered "through an intelligence-based operation by Pakistani troops."
"They were captured by terrorists from Afghanistan in 2012 and kept as hostages there," the military's media wing said.
“All hostages were recovered safe and sound and are being repatriated to the country of their origin,” it added.
The communique continued that United States (US) intelligence agencies had been tracking them and shared their shifting across to Pakistan on Oct 11, 2017, through the Kurram Agency border.
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