Abducted UN official released in Pakistan

April 4th, 2009 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, April 4 (Xinhua) A United Nations official who was abducted in Pakistan more than two months ago was released Saturday, a media report said.
The kidnappers said they had released John Solecki, chief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Quetta city, on humanitarian grounds, private TV channel Dawn News said.

Solecki would be sent to a hospital first and flown to the capital Islamabad later.

The UN official was kidnapped when he was on his way to his office in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Balochistan province. His driver was killed by the kidnappers.

A group called Balochistan Liberation United Front later claimed responsibility for the abduction.

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