Pak Army, ISI recover five Western hostages from Kurram Agency

12 Oct, 2017 6:04 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The Pak Army and ISI recovered five Western hostages, including one Canadian, his US national wife and their three children from terrorists’ custody through an intelligence based operation on Thursday.

According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the hostages were captured by terrorists from Afghanistan during 2012 and kept as hostages there.

The US intelligence agencies had been tracking them and shared their shifting across to Pakistan on Oct 11 through Kurram Agency border.

The operation by Pakistani forces, based on actionable intelligence from US authorities was successful; all hostages were recovered safe and sound and are being repatriated to the country of their origin.

The success 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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