Yousuf Raza Gilani

Kidnapped son of former Pakistani leader is rescued by U.S. and Afghan forces

Kidnapped son of former Pakistani leader is rescued by U.S. and Afghan forces

U.S. Special Operations forces and Afghan commandos rescued the kidnapped son of a former Pakistani leader Tuesday in a joint counterterrorism operation in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan officials said. 

There were few details of the raid, the latest instance of U.S. troops involved in combat operations in Afghanistan. 

Ali Haider Gilani, son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, was rescued from the captivity of an Al Qaeda cell in the eastern province of Paktika, said Tawab Gursang, spokesman for Afghanistan's national security council. Unidentified gunmen kidnapped Gilani in May 2013 from Multan, in the southern Punjab...

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