|An American woman and her family who have been held hostage by militants in Afghanistan for five years have been freed, ending a case that has long frustrated diplomats and F.B.I. agents involved in trying to secure their release, according to people familiar with the situation.|
|The family was in Pakistan early Thursday, and the White House was preparing to release a statement once they are safely in American hands, according to people who described their status on condition of anonymity because the details have not yet been made public.|
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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Breaking News: A U.S. woman and her family are free after 5 years as hostages in Afghanistan
She and her husband were held by militants while backpacking.
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