Rescued US Hostage Rushed to Hospital
Caitlan Boyle has 'been through hell,' husband says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 18, 2017 1:46 AM CDT
Joshua Boyle and son Jonah play in the garden at his parents house in Smiths Falls, Ont., on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017   (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press via AP)
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(Newser) – Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, says that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital from his parents' Ontario home and remains there. Boyle told the AP that his wife, American citizen Caitlan Boyle, was admitted Monday. His email did not specify why she was taken to the hospital. "My wife has been through hell, and she has to be my first priority right now," Boyle wrote. Boyle, his wife, and their three children were rescued Wednesday, five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan on a backpacking trip. The children were born in captivity.

Joshua Boyle said after landing at Toronto's airport on Friday that the Taliban-linked Haqqani network killed an infant daughter and raped his wife during the years they were held. On Monday, Boyle told the AP that he and his wife decided to have children even while held captive because they always planned to have a big family and decided, "Hey, let's make the best of this and at least go home with a larger start on our dream family." "We're sitting as hostages with a lot of time on our hands," Boyle said. "We always wanted as many as possible, and we didn't want to waste time. Cait's in her 30s, the clock is ticking." (Boyle says their middle child is afraid of people wearing boots.)


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