Swiss couple escape from Pakistan Taliban captivity
A Swiss couple held captive by the Pakistani Taliban for over eight months have been recovered safely, claiming they escaped their captors in the lawless tribal belt.
(REUTERS) Miranshah - Pakistani media identified the pair as Olivier David Och, 31, and Daniela Widmer, 29. They were kidnapped in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan and had been held by the Taliban in the North Waziristan region on the Afghan border.
"They escaped, this is what they have told us," Pakistan army spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas told Reuters. "They reported to our checkpost then. They are being questioned at the moment in Peshawar."