Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan Freed After Kidnapping, Brother Says

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The brother of Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan says the envoy has been released three months after he was kidnapped near the two countries' border.

Tariq Azizuddin disappeared Feb. 11 along with his driver and bodyguard as they drove from the Pakistani city of Peshawar toward the Afghan border.

On a video aired April 19 on an Arab satellite channel, Azizuddin said Taliban militants had kidnapped them.

His brother Tahir Azizuddin said Saturday that authorities have told the family the ambassador has been released, is in good health and would likely reach home soon.

Tahir Azizuddin said he had no details of how or when authorities secured the envoy's freedom.