Pak Army has recovered 5 western hostages including 1 Canadian, his US national wife and their three children from terrorist custody through an intelligence based operation by its troops.
They were captured by terrorists from Afghanistan during 2012 and were kept as hostages there. US intelligence agencies had been tracking them and shared their movement towards Pakistan on 11 Oct 2017 through Kurram Agency border.
The operation by Pakistani forces, based on actionable intelligence from US authorities was successful; all hostages were recovered safe and sound and are being moved to the country of their origin.
The success underscores the importance of timely intelligence sharing and Pakistan’s continued commitment towards fighting the terrorist menace through cooperation between two forces against a common enemy.