Eight Pakistanis working for a US charity have been released following a more than two-month kidnapping ordeal near the Afghan border, one of their colleagues said Tuesday.
The American Refugee Committee (ARC) workers were abducted on July 18 in Pishin district, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province that borders Afghanistan and Iran.
"Our eight colleges who were kidnapped in July have been released," Muhammad Shafique, the provincial coordinator for ARC told AFP.
"They are safe and sound," he said.
When asked who kidnapped his colleagues and whether a ransom was paid, Shafique said he had no details.