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US Woman and Family Kidnapped by Afghan Taliban Freed

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Linda Boyle, left and Lyn Coleman hold photo of their married children, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, who were kidnapped by the Taliban in late 2012. (Bill Gorman/AP)

Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 08:20 AM

A North American family that had been held hostage by the Afghan Taliban has been freed following an operation in Pakistan, the Pakistani military said Thursday.

"Pak Army recovered 5 Western hostages including 1 Canadian, his U.S. National wife and their three children from terrorist custody" in an operation in Kurram tribal district along the Afghan border, the army said in a statement.

It did not name the family, but Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman were kidnapped by the Afghan Taliban during a backpacking trip in Afghanistan 2012, and are known to have had at least two children while in captivity.T

Fox News reported that Boyle and Coleman were among those freed.

© AFP 2017

 
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A North American family that had been held hostage by the Afghan Taliban has been freed following an operation in Pakistan, the Pakistani military said Thursday.
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