American Hostage Freed, but Husband Refuses U.S.-Bound Flight

American Hostage Freed, but Husband Refuses U.S.-Bound Flight

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An American woman and three children released by a Taliban-linked group are still in Pakistan after her Canadian husband declined to board a plane to the U.S., three American officials said Thursday.

Caitlan Coleman, who is originally from Pennsylvania, and Canadian Joshua Boyle were kidnapped by the militants while hiking in Afghanistan in late 2012. Coleman was pregnant when she was captured, and the couple had three children while being held.

The U.S. had a C-130 ready to fly the family out of Pakistan but the husband did not want the transportation, the American officials told NBC News. It was not clear why they rejected the opportunity to immediately leave.




Image: Caitlan Coleman

American hostage Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle were captured in Afghanistan in 2012.