Four Kidnap Victims Rescued in Pakistani Northwest

Security forces in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal district have freed four kidnapped employees of a local petroleum company. A military official told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal on January 21 on condition of anonymity that a rescue operation late on January 20 in the Mir Ali area of the North Waziristan district also killed two militants from the Aleem Khan group of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) who were involved in the kidnapping. The military official said one Pakistani soldier was injured in the operation. To read the original story by RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal, click here.