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CIA chief says US-Canadian couple held for five years in Pakistan

CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian couple held for five years in PakistanBy David Brunnstrom and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA said on Thursday a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed. "We had a great outcome last week when we were able to get back four U.S. citizens who had been held for five years inside of Pakistan," CIA Director Mike Pompeo told the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank in Washington. Pompeo's remarks appeared to be the first time a U.S. official has publicly stated that the couple and their children spent their captivity in Pakistan, contrary to accounts from Pakistani officials.


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