Family freed from militants leaves Pakistan

Pakistani officials say an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children have left Pakistan after being rescued from a Taliban-linked group that held them for five years.

The two Pakistani security officials say Caitlan Coleman of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, along with their three children left by plane from Islamabad on Friday. They did not say where the family was headed.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with official protocol.

Pakistan said Thursday it rescued the family after their captors moved them across the border from Afghanistan. It says the rescue was made possible by intelligence provided by Washington.

What really bothers is that they were ‘hiking’ hiking in Afghanistan in late 2012.  Why would you be is such a dangerous place whne your wife might be pregnant.  Also they have two boys while in captivity.  That means they’ve had a fair amount of freedom.  I doubt there will be any follow up in the media.

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