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Last year in March, Colonel (R) Imam and journalist Asad Qureshi were abducted and released by an unknown militant group who called itself, Asian Tigers. - Photo on file

MIRANSHAH: Former ISI official Colonel (R) Imam was killed in North Waziristan, according to sources.

According to DawnNews sources, the group responsible for his death refuse to release his body to his family.

The group has yet to identify itself to officials.

Last year in March, Colonel (R) Imam and  journalist Asad Qureshi were abducted and released by an unknown militant group who called itself, Asian Tigers.

Imam, whose real name is Sultan Amir Tarar, worked alongside Afghanistan’s mujahideen to defeat the Soviet occupation.

Former inter-services intelligence officer, Khalid Khawaja was also kidnapped and later his body was found near a stream in Karam Kot with note attached saying he was with the CIA and ISI, about seven kilometres south of North Waziristan’s main town of Mirali.