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KARACHI: In an intelligence-based operation near Pak-Afghan border, Pakis­tan’s security forces recovered four abducted Iranian soldiers after an exchange of fire with Afghanistan-based terrorists.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations, the security forces conducted the operation at Amori in Chaghai district of Balochistan, about three to four kilometres from Pak-Afghan border, after receiving information that terrorists of a proscribed organisation had entered Pakistan from Afghanistan along with the abducted Iranian soldiers.

After an exchange of fire with the terrorists, the four Iranian soldiers were recovered from a transitioning hideout, the ISPR stated, adding that the soldiers were being handed over to the Iranian authorities.

Published in Dawn, March 21st, 2019