Family rescued from five years Taliban captivity
Sri Lankan authorities have recovered more than $1.3 million ISLAMABAD: Pakistani security stolen from a Taiwanese bank after forces have recovered a Canadian two men were arrested in connection family from Taliban captivity, five with the heist, an official said on years after they were kidnapped Thursday. from neighbouring Afghanistan,
An international manhunt was officials said on Thursday. launched after a reported $60 A Canadian man, his American million was swiped when a criminal wife and the couple’s three gang hacked into the Far Eastern children were recovered from the International Bank’s SWIFT system. tribal region of Kurram near the
The money was wired to accounts Afghan border, the military said in in the United States, Cambodia and a statement. Sri Lanka. The family was kidnapped,
The two men arrested over the allegedly by militants linked theft had tried to withdraw large sums with Al Qaeda in south-eastern of money that had been wired to their Afghanistan, in 2012, the military accountswithaSriLankanbanksaid.inthe
The recovery was carried out capital Colombo.
with information provided by Police said on Thursday the pair
American operatives stationed in — a British national of Sri Lankan
Afghanistan, the statement added. heritage and the other a dual national
No further details about the of both countries — had been sent the
family or the circumstances leading money by two Indian men, widening
to their release were shared. the scope of the investigation.
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