Italian kidnapped in Algeria freed after 14 months: foreign ministry

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Posted: Apr 17, 2012 12:00 PM
Italian kidnapped in Algeria freed after 14 months: foreign ministry

ROME (Reuters) - Maria Sandra Mariani, an Italian tourist kidnapped by Al Qaeda-linked insurgents in Algeria more than 14 months ago, has been freed, the Italian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Mariani was kidnapped in southeastern Algeria on February 2, 2011.

The ministry gave no further details.

(Reporting By Catherine Hornby; editing by Barry Moody)