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2 Czechs kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 freed

2 Czech tourists abducted by gunmen in Pakistan in 2013 released, return home

2 Czechs kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 freed

PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech government says two Czech tourists who were abducted by gunmen two years ago as they were traveling on a bus through southwestern Pakistan have been released.

Government spokesman Martin Ayer says the two women arrived in the Czech Republic Saturday morning. Ayer says a Turkish humanitarian organization 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 Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, when they were seized in March 2013.

Updated : 2021-09-21 09:52 GMT+08:00