Ex-hostage says American wife rushed to hospital

Rob Gillies
Associated Press

Smiths Falls, Ontario — An American woman who was rescued with her family last week after years held by a Taliban-linked group has been hospitalized in Canada, her husband says.

Her husband, Joshua Boyle, told The Associated Press in an email that his wife Caitlan was admitted Monday and remained there on Wednesday. He 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.

The Boyles and their three children were rescued Oct. 11, five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan on a backpacking trip. The children were born while the family was being held by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.

Boyle said their three children are now 4, 2 and “somewhere around 6 months.”

The parents of Caitlan Boyle have said they are elated she is free, but also angry at their son-in law for taking their daughter to Afghanistan.