The Pakistan Army said on Thursday that it had recovered a family of foreign hostages held by a terrorist outfit “safe and sound” after it received and acted on intelligence shared by the United States (US).
An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement today said the hostages included a Canadian, his American wife and their three children. The hostages were recovered “through an intelligence-based operation by Pakistani troops and intelligence agencies.”
“They were captured by terrorists from Afghanistan in 2012 and kept as hostages there,” the ISPR handout read.
“US intelligence agencies had been tracking them and shared their shifting across to Pakistan on October 11, 2017, through the Kurram Agency border,” ISPR said.
The recovered hostages “are being repatriated to their country of origin.”