x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Pakistan forces recapture escaped militants in hostage drama

Security forces stormed an army intelligence office and freed two people who had been taken hostage by escaped militant prisoners.

PESHAWAR // Security forces stormed an army intelligence office in northwestern Pakistan today and freed two people who had been taken hostage by escaped militant prisoners, officials said. There were no fatalities in the operation and the militants surrendered, said Liaqat Ali Khan, a top police official. He said the trouble began as about three or four militants were being moved inside the offices.