Pakistan's Taliban take responsibility for Swiss kidnapping

July 29, 2011 17:51

SHAWAL, Pakistan, July 29 (Reuters) - Pakistan's Taliban have claimed responsibility for kidnapping a Swiss couple this month, saying they could be freed in exchange for a Pakistani woman serving a jail term in the United States for shooting FBI agents and US soldiers in Afghanistan.

The couple was abducted on July 1 near Loralai district in southwestern Baluchistan province on the border with Iran and Afghanistan.

Deputy Pakistani Taliban leader Wali-ur-Rehman said his group was holding the couple but had not tortured them.

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