PRAGUE – The Czech government says two Czech tourists who were abducted by gunmen two years ago as they were travelling on a bus through Balochistan have been released.
Government spokesman Martin Ayer says the two women arrived in the Czech Republic Saturday morning.
Ayer says a Turkish humanitarian organisation 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 Balochistan province, when they were seized in March 2013. The kidnappers first released a video of two girls saying that that Dr. Afia, the Pakistani national imprisoned in the US on charges of alleged ties to Al Qaeda, should be set free.