Taliban militants released two Pakistani Journalists

A group of tribal elders had gone to negotiate for the release of the journalists, freelance reporter Pir Zubair Shah and photographer Akhtar Soomro, after they were kidnapped in the Mohmand region on Thursday.

Taliban militants released two Pakistani Journalists
Taliban militants released two Pakistani journalists on Saturday more than 36-hours after they were abducted in a tribal region near the Afghan border.
"When it was proven that they're journalists and not spies, we freed them," Taliban spokesman Asad said.

A group of tribal elders had gone to negotiate for the release of the journalists, freelance reporter Pir Zubair Shah and photographer Akhtar Soomro, after they were kidnapped in the Mohmand region on Thursday.

Syed Ahmad Jan, a senior administrator in Mohmand, confirmed that the two men had been freed and said both were fine.

Reuters
Last Mod: 05 Temmuz 2008, 18:36
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