News

Pakistan rescues North American family of five from Taliban

Pakistan rescues North American family of five from Taliban

Pakistani troops have rescued a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children from “terrorist custody” following a tip from US intelligence agencies, the army said on Thursday.

The couple were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012 and US intelligence on Wednesday told Pakistan that the hostages had been moved over the border into northwestern Pakistan, according to an army statement.

It did not say when the rescue took place.

“Pak Army recovered 5 Western hostages including 1 Canadian, his US 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.

Please Help Us Keep this Site Running

Thank you for the donation

 
 
 
Powered by Stripe
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News, Photos & Videos