TTP releases 17 hostages


The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Thursday released 17 people after over three months of captivity, who mistakenly crossed the border into Afghanistan, officials said. More than 30 young people aged between 20 and 30 were kidnapped from the Bajaur Agency during Eidul Fitr in September 2011. “Today, Taliban has released 17 of them, some 8-10 are yet in their custody,” Bajaur Agency official Islam Zeb told AFP.