Rawalpindi (October 12, 2017): Pakistan Army has recovered a family of foreign hostages from the captivity of terrorists, in an intelligence based operation, military media wing Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) said in its release.
An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement on Thursday today said the hostages included a Canadian, his American wife, and their three children.
ISPR said that the hostages were recovered through an intelligence-based operation by Pakistani troops when they were being shifted from Afghanistan on last night.
“They were captured by terrorists from Afghanistan in 2012 and kept as hostages there,” the ISPR handout release said.
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The recovered hostages “are being repatriated to their country of origin,” the ISPR said.
“The all members of the family are safe and sound,” it said.
Notwithstanding the names of the recovered hostages have not been revealed by the army’s media wing, they are believed to be the Jushua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012 while on a backpacking trip.