4 kidnapped Iranian soldiers rescued in Pakistan

Pakistan has claimed to have rescued four kidnapped Iranian soldiers from terrorists in the Balochistan province bordering Afghanistan.

The Pakistan Army said that forces carried out an operation following a tip-off that extremists from a banned outfit had brought soldiers from Afghanistan to a “transitional hideout” in Amori area of Chaghai district of the province.

“After an exchange of fire, four Iranian soldiers were rescued,” it said on Wednesday.

At least 12 Iranian security personnel, including members of the Revolutionary Guards, were kidnapped near the Pakistan border in October last year.

Jaish al-Adl had claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.