PESHAWAR - Militants unconditionally released the kidnapped senior tribal journalist Rehmatullah Khan Darpakhel on Wednesday night. The journalist was kidnapped by unknown armed militants from North Waziristan Agency on August 11, 2011. He is associated with a private TV channel and an Urdu daily form North Waziristan Agency. He was busy shopping in a bazaar in Miranshah, when a group of armed men with covered faces, who came there in two cars with tinted glasses, blindfolded the tribal journalist and bundled him in one of the cars. They had taken him to some unknown location. Soon after his kidnapping, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Masood Kausar had directed the political administration of North Waziristan Agency to take all possible steps for the safe release of the tribal journalist. On which, the political administration issued notices to three tribes including Borakhel, Miramshah and Darpakhel under territorial responsibility act of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and directed them to trace the journalist. Besides, journalists working in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata had staged protest demonstrations seeking release of their colleague. Tribal sources said that having been in the captivity of kidnappers for two months and a day, Darpakhel was unconditionally released on Wednesday night. The governor, political administration, Aman Grand Jirga, and journalists from KP and Fata were lauded over their sincere efforts for the release.