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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pakistinis Free German

ISLAMABAD () -- Two German engineers were freed by their tribal kidnappers Thursday almost three weeks after they were taken hostage, Pakistan's state-run news agency reported.

Amon Horst and Friedrich Kohler were released after the government exerted "political and social" pressure on the kidnappers, the Associated Press of Pakistan quoted a senior police officer in Peshawar as saying.

Gunter Mayer, another German who was kidnapped with Horst and Kohler, was freed June 3 along with the group's Pakistani driver.