HOMECOMING

U.S. Hostage Found in Pakistan

An American U.N. worker who had been missing for more than two months has been found unharmed alongside a dusty road in western Pakistan. An unsuspecting local restaurant owner in Quetta discovered John Solecki, who led the U.N. refugee agency there, lying in the dirt, his hands and feet bound, crying for help. Solecki’s captors are thought to be members of the Baluchistan Liberation United Front, a previously unknown group, who had threatened to behead him. The United Front may have surrendered Solecki under pressure from Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, who recently formed a task force to secure the hostage’s freedom.