Two Czechs kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 freed

Published March 28, 2015
Antonie Chrastecka (R) and Hana Humpalova.
Antonie Chrastecka (R) and Hana Humpalova.

PRAGUE: The Czech government says two Czech tourists who were abducted by gunmen two years ago as they were travelling on a bus through Balochistan have been released.

Government spokesman Martin Ayer says the two women arrived in the Czech Republic Saturday morning.

Ayer says a Turkish humanitarian organisation helped negotiate their release. He didn't immediately give further details.

The women — Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka — were on the road from Iran to Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, when they were seized in March 2013.

The kidnappers first released a video of two girls saying that that Dr. Afia, the Pakistani national imprisoned in the US on charges of alleged ties to Al Qaeda, should be set free.

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