The family held hostage for 5 years by the Taliban was rescued from a car trunk in a bloody shootout
An American woman and a Canadian man who, along with their three young children, were held captive by a Taliban-linked terrorist group in Pakistan for five years were rescued by Pakistani security forces in a bloody shootout that left all five of their captors dead.
Joshua Boyle told his parents that he was being transported to an undisclosed location while stuffed into the trunk of a car along with his wife, Caitlin Coleman, and their three children, when Pakistani security forces engaged the captors, reports The Toronto Star.
The bloody shootout left all five captors dead. Boyle said the last words he heard from his captors before they were killed, were “kill the hostages.” Boyle received minor shrapnel wounds from the ordeal, according to The Star.
Coleman and Boyle were first kidnapped by militants associated with the Haqqani network, a criminal organization with ties to the Taliban in 2012, while backpacking in a remote, mountainous region outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. They were transported to Pakistan by their captors and were held for more than five years. Coleman, who was pregnant when the couple was captured, had three children in captivity.
While US security officials have confirmed that the …read more
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