Fam­ily res­cued from five years Tal­iban cap­tiv­ity

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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.

— dpa — AFP at a tough new pack­age of UN sanc­tions brought in last month.

“The gov­ern­ment of our repub­lic has many times stated that any at­tempt to stran­gle us, to choke us in the guise of sanc­tions is equiv­a­lent to an act of war,” he said. He added that North Korea would not rule out “the use of the most ex­treme mea­sures in re­sponse.”

Trump used his maiden speech to

— AFP

Aus­tralia’s For­eign Min­is­ter Julie Bishop (R) and De­fence Min­is­ter Marise Payne (L) stand on the south­ern side of the mil­i­tary de­mar­ca­tion line be­tween North and South Korea, at the truce vil­lage of Pan­munjom on Thurs­day.

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