2 Spanish aid workers freed in Somalia

AP News
Posted: Jul 18, 2013 11:35 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The aid group Doctors Without Borders says that two of its workers kidnapped by Somali militants from a Kenyan refugee camp in October 2011 have been released.

Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that the two Spanish women — Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut — are both safe and healthy and are eager to join loved ones.

The group thanked those involved with securing the women's release but did not specify who that was.

Somali militants entered the world's largest refugee camp — Dadaab, in eastern Kenya — in October 2011 and took the two women after shooting and wounding their Kenyan driver. The attack was the third kidnapping of Europeans in Kenya in six weeks and was one of the reasons Kenya gave for sending troops into Somalia days later.