Iran intelligence agents free envoy kidnapped in Pak in apparent cross-border raid

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Tehran, Mar.30 (ANI): An Iranian diplomat, Heshmatollah Attarzadeh, who was kidnapped in Pakistan in November 2008, has been freed by Iranian intelligence agents, media reports said.

"Iranian intelligence agents, in a complex operation, have released Heshmatollah Attarzadeh, the Iranian diplomat who was abducted in Pakistan, and brought him home," Iran's IRNA news agency reported.

Details regarding the operation, which appeared to be a cross-border mission, have not been disclosed to the media.

Attarzadeh's release comes days after Iran's most wanted militant Abdolmalek Rigi, the chief of the extremist outfit Jundullah, was nabbed by Iranian authorities on a flight enroute to Krygzstan from Dubai.

Officials in Tehran said that Rigi was based in Pakistan and launched his operations from there into different parts of Iran.

Rigi reportedly spearheaded several attacks in southeast Iran's Sistan-Balochistan province, which borders both Pakistan and Afghanistan. (ANI)

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