NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul2 – Four foreign aid workers kidnapped from Dadaab refugee camp have been rescued, three days after they were taken hostage.
The four were liberated by the joint forces of Kenya’s Defence Forces and Somalia’s Transitional Government forces in Sunday night offensive according to Kenya’s Military Spokesman Colonel Cyrus Oguna.
“They are in our hands and they are receiving medical treatment at Dobley.
“They were rescued by the joint forces of TFG and KDF,” Col Oguna said.
The four were staff of Norwegian Refugee Council.
Kenyan security forces had on Saturday scoured border regions with war-torn Somalia in the hunt for the armed kidnappers.
The two men and two women, who work with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), come from Canada, Norway, Pakistan and the Philippines. A Kenyan driver was killed and two others were wounded during Friday’s attack.