KHYBER AGENCY: The Afghan Taliban on Friday released 17 Pakistani hostages kidnapped from Landi Kotal five months back.
According to the victims’ families, they had been kidnapped on September 5, 2017 from Adil Khad area of Landi Kotal.
After kidnapping them, the terrorists had shifted the hostages to Afghanistan. They had been kept in the Lal Pur district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.
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Family sources said that their loved ones were expected to reach the Pak-Afghan Torkham border anytime during the wee hours of Saturday.
Terrorists had kidnapped them for ransom but their families were too poor to pay the amount.
The families have reached the Torkham border and are waiting to receive them.
Khyber Agency political agent Khalid Mahmood said, “The hostages could have been recovered through law enforcement agencies’ efforts.”