Yemeni forces free eight hostages, kill seven kidnappers: agency

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Posted: Nov 24, 2014 11:14 PM

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni security forces freed seven Yemeni hostages and one foreigner in a special operation in which seven al Qaeda kidnappers were also killed, the country's supreme security committee said.

The committee, in a statement published by state news agency Saba, did not disclose the nationality of the foreign hostage and did not say where in Yemen the operation took place.

(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari, Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Yara Bayoumy & Kim Coghill)