Pakistan recovers five kidnapped Iranian security officials

AFP

QUETTA -- Pakistan's security forces said Thursday (November 15) it has safely recovered five Iranian guards, who were abducted near the two countries shared border a month ago.

"With concerted efforts of Pakistani law enforcement agencies and armed forces, five abducted Iranian guards have been safely recovered," Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said in a Thursday statement.

"They are in good health, being handed over to Iranian authorities," he said.

Jaish al-Adl, the Iran-based terrorist organization, claimed responsibility for abducting the 12 Iranian security personnel, which took place near Lulakdan, a village 150-km southeast of Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-Baluchistan Province.

At least two of kidnapped officials are members of Iran's intelligence apparatus.

Efforts were being made "to recover the other guards," Faisal added.

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