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    On Tuesday US and Afghan troops liberated former Pakistan Prime Minister`s son, Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US and Afghan troops liberated on Tuesday Ali Haider Gilani, son of former Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, who was taken captive in Afghanistan three years ago, Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

    Ali Haider Gilani was kidnapped in 2013 in the central Pakistani city of Multan. According to media reports, the act of kidnapping was allegedly conducted by the militants of the Taliban movement.

    "The Afghan National Security Adviser, Mr. Mohammad Hanif Atmar, in a telephone call to the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, informed that Mr. Ali Haider Gilani son of Mr. Yusuf Raza Gilani, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, has been recovered today in a joint operation carried out by the Afghan and US security forces in Ghazni, Afghanistan," the statement reads.

    It was added in the statement that the transfer of Gilani to Pakistan would be conducted after a "required medical check-up."

    ​Afghanistan is experiencing political, social and security instability, as Taliban and other radical extremist organizations continue to stage attacks against civilian and state targets. Radical groups are trying to spread their influence over Afghanistan, as well as over the neighboring countries.

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