ISLAMABAD -- A little-known Pakistani militant group says it is holding the kidnapped son of Pakistan's former prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani.
A spokesman for the group, the Al-Mansurin Brigade, told RFE/RL late on August 6 that Ali Haider Gilani is their captive.
He was kidnapped at a political rally in his hometown of Multan, in southern Punjab Province, just two days before Pakistan's May 11 election. He was running for a seat in the provincial assembly.
His personal aide was killed during the May 9 attack and a bodyguard was wounded.
No one had claimed responsibility for the abduction.
The call from the Al-Mansurin Brigade spokesman apparently came from a phone number with Afghanistan's country code.
With reporting by Geo.tv and Newsweekpakistan.com