Swiss couple held by Pakistan Taliban released

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Posted: Mar 15, 2012 2:28 AM
Swiss couple held by Pakistan Taliban released

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Swiss couple kidnapped in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan and held in North Waziristan by the Pakistan Taliban since last July have been released, military officials said on Thursday.

"They have been released," one military official told Reuters. "They were handed over to military officials in North Waziristan this morning and have been airlifted to a secure location."

(Reporting by Haji Mujtaba in MIRANSHAH and Jibran Ahmad in PESHAWAR; Writing by Chris Allbritton; Editing by Michael Urquhart)