Kidnapped Swiss couple 'escape'

Kidnapped Swiss couple 'escape'

A Swiss couple kidnapped by the Pakistani Taliban last July say they escaped, a Pakistani army spokesman said, after the two showed up at a military checkpoint on a main road in the northwest of the country on Thursday.

Pakistani media identified the pair as Olivier David Och, 31, and Daniela Widmer, 29. They were kidnapped in Baluchistan province and had been held by the Taliban in the North Waziristan region on the Afghan border.

“They escaped, this is what they have told us,” Pakistan army spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas said. “They reported to our checkpost then. They are being questioned in Peshawar.”

In a separate development, the son-in-law of Gen (retired) Tariq Majid, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, was recovered in the Waziristan region, Geo News channel reported.

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