Kidnapped Afghan envoy recovered in Pakistan

September 30th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Sep 30 (Xinhua) Afghanistan’s consul general to Pakistan Abdul Khaliq Farahi, who was kidnapped last Monday by some unidentified gunmen in northwestern Pakistan, has been released, media reports said Tuesday.”Farahi had reached the city (Peshawar) after his recovery and was safe and sound,” The News newspaper said, quoting officials.

However, it is not clear how the diplomat was released and who were the kidnappers.

Farahi was abducted by the gunmen disguised as begggars in Peshawar’s Hayatabad township Sept 22.

The gunmen attacked the diplomat’s vehicle and killed the driver before kidnapping him.

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