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US and Afghan forces free kidnapped son of ex-Pakistan PM

Ali Haider Gilani was kidnapped in 2013

By: Eastern Eye Staff

US and Afghan forces freed the kidnapped son of a former Pakistani prime minister during a counter-terrorism mission in eastern Afghanistan, NATO said on Tuesday, three years after he was kidnapped in a hail of bullets. Ali Haider Gilani, son of Yousaf Raza Gilani, “was rescued today in Giyan District of Paktika Province Afghanistan by U.S. Special Operations Forces and Afghan Commandos in a partnered raid,” NATO said in the statement from Kabul. The Afghan presidency said the raid had targeted an Al-Qaeda cell, and that Gilani had been sent to the Pakistani embassy in Kabul. The Afghan ambassador to…

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