TORONTO (AP) — The parents of a Canadian man held hostage in Afghanistan say a recently released video of his family marks the first time they've seen the two grandchildren, who were born in captivity.
Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were kidnapped in 2012 while travelling in Afghanistan.
In a video this week, Coleman — sitting with two young children — urges governments on all sides to reach a deal to secure the family's freedom.
Boyle's parents, Patrick and Linda Boyle, said in statement Wednesday the video is the first glimpse at the kids
The parents say their son told them in a letter that they've tried to protect the children by pretending their signs of captivity are part of a game being played with guards.