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Kidnapped UNICEF workers freed in Pakistan - UN

Published on Apr 22, 2014 1:54 AM

UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) - Two UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) workers kidnapped in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi have been freed, the United Nations said on Monday.

The Pakistani men were on their way to a bus terminal to pick up relatives when they were taken on Thursday, police said. "They were freed. We're very pleased," United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

UNICEF said the police had led the investigation and that the men were safe and well. No further details about the incident were given.

The port city of Karachi is Pakistan's financial heart and home to 18 million people. Many neighborhoods are considered Taleban strongholds, including the area of Shorab Goth, which is near where the men were taken.

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