Canadian freed five years after Afghanistan kidnapping: Ottawa

Ottawa: A Canadian has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada’s foreign minister said today.

Colin Rutherford, who was 26 years old when he was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the war-torn nation as a tourist, was released with the help of Qatar, according to Stephane Dion, who provided no further details.