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Captive couple escape Taliban captors

Sydney Morning Herald  March 16, 2012

A Swiss couple held captive by the Pakistani Taliban for more than eight months are safe, claiming they escaped their captors in the lawless tribal belt, the Pakistani army says.

Olivier David Och, 31, and Daniela Widmer, 28, were abducted at gunpoint on July 1 in the south-western province of Baluchistan, while apparently on holiday.

”They are safe and sound,” Major-General Athar Abbas said. ”They told us that they escaped and then they reported to our checkpost.”

The Pakistani Taliban had demanded the couple be exchanged for Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist sentenced in 2010 in New York for the attempted murder of US government agents in Afghanistan

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