Khyber Agency: Militants release 73 kidnapped persons

KHYBER AGENCY: The militants on Sunday released 73 kidnapped persons out of the total of 80 earlier abducted at Tirah valley here.

Official sources said that the militants had kidnapped Saturday 80 persons on the charge of selling drugs from an opium and hashish selling “grand fair” held at the Haider Kandow area of Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency, bordering Afghanistan and of them 73 were released later, while 7 persons are still in the custody of the militants.