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Pakistani journalist released after kidnap

AFP  |  Miranshah (Pakistan) 

Gunmen released a journalist today a day after he was kidnapped in one of Pakistan's tribal areas on the border, a relative said.

"Armed men released Lal Wazir and dropped him near Azam Warsak Bazar today," his uncle Ibrahim Wazir told AFP.



Lal Wazir, 38, who works for a local newspaper in the South Waziristan town of Azam Warsak, was taken from a shop by six masked gunmen yesterday.

"Lal is currently unable to speak to anybody but he arrived back home in safety," his uncle added.

A local official confirmed the release. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

The tribal areas are a haven for Islamist militants including the According to the press campaign group Reporters Without Borders, was the third deadliest country for journalists last year, behind Syria and Somalia.

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Pakistani journalist released after kidnap

Gunmen released a journalist today a day after he was kidnapped in one of Pakistan's tribal areas on the Afghan border, a relative said. "Armed men released Lal Wazir and dropped him near Azam Warsak Bazar today," his uncle Ibrahim Wazir told AFP. Lal Wazir, 38, who works for a local newspaper in the South Waziristan town of Azam Warsak, was taken from a shop by six masked gunmen yesterday. "Lal is currently unable to speak to anybody but he arrived back home in safety," his uncle added. A local official confirmed the release. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The tribal areas are a haven for Islamist militants including the Taliban. According to the press campaign group Reporters Without Borders, Pakistan was the third deadliest country for journalists last year, behind Syria and Somalia. Gunmen released a journalist today a day after he was kidnapped in one of Pakistan's tribal areas on the border, a relative said.

"Armed men released Lal Wazir and dropped him near Azam Warsak Bazar today," his uncle Ibrahim Wazir told AFP.

Lal Wazir, 38, who works for a local newspaper in the South Waziristan town of Azam Warsak, was taken from a shop by six masked gunmen yesterday.

"Lal is currently unable to speak to anybody but he arrived back home in safety," his uncle added.

A local official confirmed the release. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

The tribal areas are a haven for Islamist militants including the According to the press campaign group Reporters Without Borders, was the third deadliest country for journalists last year, behind Syria and Somalia.
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Pakistani journalist released after kidnap

Gunmen released a journalist today a day after he was kidnapped in one of Pakistan's tribal areas on the border, a relative said.

"Armed men released Lal Wazir and dropped him near Azam Warsak Bazar today," his uncle Ibrahim Wazir told AFP.

Lal Wazir, 38, who works for a local newspaper in the South Waziristan town of Azam Warsak, was taken from a shop by six masked gunmen yesterday.

"Lal is currently unable to speak to anybody but he arrived back home in safety," his uncle added.

A local official confirmed the release. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

The tribal areas are a haven for Islamist militants including the According to the press campaign group Reporters Without Borders, was the third deadliest country for journalists last year, behind Syria and Somalia.

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