Caitlan Coleman Boyle, 31, from Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, who was abducted while traveling in Afghanistan with her husband Joshua Boyle, 34, of Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, and had three children in captivity, described the brutal treatment her family endured in captivity in an exclusive broadcast interview with ABC News.
She said some of their guards “hated children” and would target their eldest son for beatings, sometimes with a stick, claiming the young boy was “making problems” or being “too loud.” When Caitlan tried to intervene, she was beaten as well. “I would get beaten or hit or thrown on the ground,” Caitlan said.
According to her husband, Caitlan sustained serious injuries while fighting to keep her captors from her children.
“She had a broken cheekbone,” Joshua said. “She actually broke her own hand punching one of them. She broke her fingers, so she was very proud of that injury.”