A joint force of Somalia and Kenyan soldiers has rescued four aid workers kidnapped from the Dadaab refugee camp three days ago.
One Al-Shabaab militant was killed and another one arrested in the Sunday night rescue in Alibule, 70km from Afmadow.
"They are safe in our hands, they have been freed," said Kenyan army spokesman Cyrus Oguna.
"They were released in a joint force of Somali and Kenyan forces, during which one of the kidnappers was killed."
The four aid workers, employed by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), come from Canada, Norway, a dual national from Canada and Pakistan, and the Philippines.
One has a bullet wound to the leg but they are otherwise unharmed.
"They are exhausted, they have walked far and have blisters, and one of the aid workers was shot in the leg, but otherwise they are in good health," Oguna said, adding they were now in the southern Somali border town of Dhobley.
"They are receiving medical attention at our base while they await transfer back to Kenya," Oguna added.
Great Job by the boys! @ Dhuks there is something inherently wrong with you.