Pakistan Army recovers Canadian-American family abducted in Afghanistan

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Tariq Saeed

Peshawar

The Pakistan Army troops and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) in a most effective and successful operation have recovered five foreigners abducted from Afghanistan more than five years back. They were got released from the captivity of the terrorists when they were being shifted to Pakistani Tribal region Kurram agency.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) release said, the abducted foreigners included a Canadian national, his US origin wife and three children were got freed in an intelligence based action in a difficult terrain in Kurram agency on October 11.
The military sources said since the time of abduction of the family the American Intelligence agencies had been tracking them and shared information with their Pakistani counterparts when they were shifted from Afghanistan to Pakistani tribal territory in Kurram agency.
On receiving information, Pakistan Troops and the ISI men swung into action to ensure safe and early recovery of the foreign nationals.
The abductees were captured by Terrorists from Afghanistan in 2012 and they were kept as hostages there.
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 to fighting terrorism through cooperation between two forces against a common enemy.