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Ghani commends Afghan forces for rescuing ex-PM’s son

Ghani commends Afghan forces for rescuing ex-PM’s son

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May 10, 2016 - 16:33

Ghani commends Afghan forces for rescuing ex-PM’s son

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday commended Afghan security forces’ role in rescuing Ali Haider Gilani, son of Pakistaninfo-icon’s former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani.

The hostage was freed as a result of a joint operation in the Giyan district of southeastern Paktika province by US and Afghan forces.

In a series of tweets, the president praised the skills of Afghan commandos. “pres.@AshrafGhani commends ANSDF's increasing capability in conducting successful anti-terror & humanitarian operations.”

Ghani wrote on his Twitter account: “Good news for Mr. Gilani's parents, the government of Afghanistaninfo-icon has safely handed him over to the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul.”

In an earlier message, the president said Ali Haidar Gilani, son of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Yusuf Reza Gilani, was identified and rescued during the operation.

“Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (#ANSDF) in a joint anti-terror operation destroyed an Al-Qaeda cell in Paktika province. (1/4)

The US military said four enemy combatants were killed as a result of the operation. No other injuries or damage were reported. Through Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, the US continues counterterrorism mission.

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