Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple returns to Canada: Canada government

Reuters News
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 9:48 PM

TORONTO (Reuters) - The kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, has returned to Canada, a statement issued by Canadian government said on Friday.

American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network, which the United States has long accused Pakistan of failing to fight.

"Today, we join the Boyle family in rejoicing over the long-awaited return to Canada of their loved ones," the statement said.

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(Reporting by Denny Thomas; editing by Diane Craft)