Iran says rescues diplomat kidnapped in Pakistan
Reuters / Faris Ali, Ramin Mostafavi

 Iran said Tuesday that its intelligence agents had rescued an Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Pakistan in 2008 and returned him to the Islamic Republic.

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped Heshmatollah Attarzadeh Niyaki, the commercial attache at Iran's consulate in Peshawar, on November 13, 2008 on his way to the consulate from his home, shooting dead a policeman guarding him.

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