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(ANS) – A Pentecostal preacher abducted by Muslim militants in Pakistan ‘s southwestern region has escaped from his captors, the evangelical CharismaNOW news service reported Tuesday, June 15. CharismaNOW quoted the Reuters news agency as saying that Wilson Fazal, 41, who pastors a church in the city of Quetta , disappeared May 16 after receiving threatening letters from an unknown group of Islamists who urged him to convert to Islam or face unspecified consequences. Fazal told police that he had been kidnapped and taken to the northwestern city of Peshawar, about 375 miles northeast of Quetta (apr. 600 kilometers), when he managed to escape recently. No details of his escape were immediately available, CharismaNOW said. Fazal’s son, Jerry, told Reuters that a hand-written letter delivered to their home in early May warned Wilson to stop preaching Christianity. Several Christians, including foreign missionary workers, have been killed in recent Islamic violence. Islamic extremists have linked Christians to the American led international crackdown on terror.