Taliban reject rape, murder claims of freed Canadian hostage

Taliban reject rape, murder claims of freed Canadian hostageThe Taliban on Sunday rejected claims by freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his kidnappers had killed his child and raped his wife during the family’s captivity, saying the woman had a “natural miscarriage”. Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman were seized by the Taliban while hiking in Afghanistan in 2012, and then turned over to the group’s affiliated militant Haqqani network in Pakistan. After landing in Toronto on Friday Boyle accused his captors of killing his baby daughter and raping his wife — accusations which the Taliban said were “fake”.



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