Canadian freed five years after Afghanistan kidnapping: Ottawa

A Canadian has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada`s foreign minister said Monday.

AFP| Updated: Jan 12, 2016, 12:10 PM IST

Ottawa: A Canadian has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada`s foreign minister said Monday.

Colin Rutherford, who was 26 years old when he was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the war-torn nation as a tourist, was released with the help of Qatar, according to Stephane Dion, who provided no further details.