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Former Hostage Caitlan Coleman Details Brutal Treatment by Taliban

Caitlan Coleman, the American woman who was held hostage by Taliban fighters for five years, detailed the brutal treatment she endured while captive during a new interview with ABC News. Coleman, 31, was abducted in Afghanistan with her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, 34, and had three children in captivity. Coleman said she was raped and beaten trying to protect her children. She said their guards, who “hated children,” regularly targeted her eldest son. According to her husband, she sustained serious injuries during her fight to keep her children safe from those guards. “She had a broken cheekbone,” Boyle said. “She actually broke her own hand punching one of them. She broke her fingers, so she was very proud of that injury.”