Rescued Pakistani politician arrives home

May 11, 2016 8:57 AM

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Rescued Pakistani politician arrives home

KABUL — Looking exhausted in his T-shirt and long beard, the son of a former Pakistani prime minister whom U.S. and Afghan commandos rescued from al-Qaeda militants arrived home after three years in captivity.

Ali Haider Gilani briefly thanked his rescuers during a press conference meant to show a new spirit of friendship between two countries that have long disputed over how to deal with terrorists operating along their shared border.

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