RAWALPINDI: Security forces on Wednesday recovered four kidnapped Iranian soldiers after an exchange of fire with terrorists belonging to a proscribed organisation, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
The media wing of the military said that the forces conducted an intelligence operation (IBO) at Amori in the Chaghai district of Balochistan, about three to four kilometres from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
“Terrorists of proscribed organisation were reported to have entered Pakistan from Afghanistan side along with abducted Iranian soldiers,” the ISPR statement said. “After exchange of fire 4 Iranian soldiers recovered from a transitioning hideout,” it added.
The ISPR statement said that the recovered Iranian soldiers were being handed over to Iranian authorities.
At least 12 Iranian security personnel, including members of the Revolutionary Guards, were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan last year in October.
Five of them were safely recovered a month after the abduction.