Somali and Kenyan forces rescue aid workers kidnapped from the world’s largest refugee comp
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Somali and Kenyan forces rescue aid workers kidnapped from the world’s largest refugee comp

Mogadishu : Somalia | Jul 02, 2012 at 4:36 AM PDT
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Dispatch: Hostage Rescue in Somalia

Mogadishu: Four foreign aid workers who were abducted from neighbouring country, Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp have been successfully rescued from their captives at an area 30 Km to Dhobley district near the border by Somali national forces backed by Kenyan troops as both officials confirmed.

Kenyan army spokesman, Oguno and other T.F.G officials in Dhobley confirmed reporters that the four hostages were rescued and taking rest in Dhobley city since the freed ones were very much tired and they would be prepared to go back to Nairobi coming hours, reports added.

The aid workers were the staff of Norwegian Refugee Council having the nationalities of Canada, Norway, Philippines and Pakistan and they were kidnapped last Friday from the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab in Kenya.

Kenyan soldiers entered into Somali territory last October after several kidnapping cases occurred inside Kenyan that it blamed for the Al-qaeda linked group of Al-Shabab in Somalia before Kenyan forces joined the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia last month.

Kenyan and Somali forces are fighting with Al-shabab in lower Jubba region southern Somalia as though their military operation is steadily going ahead there, but this rescue operation seems to be productive one according to other events to such kidnapping cases in Kenya.

On the other hand, Somali national security forces has mid-June rescued two South African couple, David and Bruno who were also kidnapped from Kenya 18 months ago and both of the freed hostages thanked to the Somali government and they flew from Mogadishu main airport to South Africa.

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BlackCobra is based in Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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