Canadian released from captivity in Afghanistan

Ottawa says it has helped secure the release of a Canadian man held captive in Afghanistan since 2011.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion announced Monday, that Colin Rutherford will soon be coming home.

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"Canada is very pleased that efforts undertaken to secure the release of Colin Rutherford from captivity have been successful," Dion said in a statement.

"We look forward to Mr. Rutherford being able to return to Canada and reunite with his family and loved ones."

In 2011, the Taliban released a video of Rutherford, who they accused of being a spy. They said the Canadian was detained in Ghazni city by insurgents.


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