Family held hostage by Taliban freed after 5 years

( CNN) An American girl, her Canadian spouse and their three children have been freed from confinement by Pakistani security forces, virtually five years old after being taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The initial word came from a Pakistani Army statement and was confirmed by US agents.
The couple, American Caitlan Coleman, 31, and her Canadian spouse, Joshua Boyle, 33, were kidnapped by the Taliban in 2012 while they were traveling as tourists in Afghanistan and were held in confinement since.