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K.D.F,TFG forces rescue abducted aid workers

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  1. livefire

    livefire JF-Expert Member

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    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.

    http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2012/07/military-rescues-kidnapped-aid-workers-in-somalia/
     
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    Aid workers kidnapped from Kenya camp 'free and safe'

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    Four aid workers kidnapped from a refugee camp in Kenya close to the border with Somalia have been released and are safe, reports say.

    A Somali military commander said the four had been freed in a "overnight rescue operation", Reuters reported.

    The foreigners, from Canada, Norway, Pakistan and the Philippines, worked for the Norwegian Refugee Council. A Kenyan driver was killed in the attack.

    An NRC spokesman said the council would issue a statement within the hour

    BBC
     
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    Kenyan, Somali armies rescue four
    kidnapped aid workers
    The Kenyan and Somali militaries have freed
    four foreign aid workers who were
    kidnapped from a refugee camp in Kenya
    last week. They are safely with the Kenyan
    army and receiving medical attention.
    Army forces freed the four hostages after a
    short overnight gunfight in southern
    Somalia, not far from the Kenyan border. The
    international aid workers, who were
    kidnapped from the world's biggest refugee
    camp at Dadaab in Kenya, were safe and
    with the Kenyan army on Monday morning.
    "They are safe in our hands, they have been
    freed," Kenyan army spokesman Cyrus
    Oguna told the AFP news agency, saying that
    the rescue mission was a joint operation
    with the Somali military.
    One of the kidnappers was killed in the
    skirmish, Oguna said, while none of the
    hostage victims were in any critical danger.
    "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,'' said Colonel Oguna.
     
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    Bahati yao kweli maana hao wapuuzi wangeamua kufanya baishara na uhai wao
     
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    This is good news but as long as they arrested no-one they achieved little.
     
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    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.

    [FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]"They are receiving medical attention at our base while they await transfer back to Kenya," Oguna added.[/FONT]

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    Great Job by the boys! @ Dhuks there is something inherently wrong with you.
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  7. Mwali

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    Pole sana kwa familia ya driver, Mungu apokee roho yake
    for he was only doing his humanitarian job maskini.
    Hongera kwa armed forces hizo kwa kuwasalimisha walio tekwa.
    I hope this will boost the morale of the Kenya troops huko juu.
     
  8. Nairoberry

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    this is what we are talking about but sadly i dont see the enthusiasm showed by some danganyika yesterday. KDF iko juu tu sana
     
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    Just to put things straight: The kidnapped aid workers were freed by pro Somalia government militia group the Ras Kamboni militia!

    4 aid workers taken in Kenya rescued by militia

    By JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A pro-government Somali militia group said Monday that it rescued four aid workers kidnapped by gunmen from a refugee camp in Kenya last week.

    The four rescued workers from the Norwegian Refugee Council were flown to Nairobi, Kenya on Monday afternoon.

    "We are happy and relieved that our employees have been found and have been freed," Elisabeth Rasmusson, the aid group's secretary general, told a news conference in Oslo, the Norwegian capital. "What we know right now is that they have been released and are in good condition."

    Abdinasir Serar, a representative with the Ras Kamboni militia in Somalia, said his group heard of Friday's kidnapping in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp and pursued the kidnappers. Ras Kamboni fighters caught up with the kidnappers Monday morning about 60 kilometers (35 miles) inside Somalia.

    Ras Kamboni's leader, Ahmed Madobe, said his men killed one of the kidnappers but that the other three escaped. The rescue happened in the village of Alu Gulay.

    The four rescued workers were taken to the Somali town of Dhobley and were then flown to Nairobi. Ras Kamboni works alongside Somali government and Kenyan military forces. Kenya sent troops to Somalia last October to hunt al-Shabab militants.

    AFP
     
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    [TD="class: DetailedSummary"] Four foreign aid workers kidnapped in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp were released overnight in southern Somalia after a short gunfight, and are safe with the Kenyan army, officials have said.
    "They are safe in our hands, they have been freed," Kenyan army spokesman Cyrus Oguna said, adding that the two men and two women seized on Friday were released after a joint operation between Kenyan and Somali troops.

    "They were released in a joint force of Somali and Kenyan forces, during which one of the kidnappers was killed," he said. Three others were arrested.
    The aid workers, who worked for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), come from Canada, Norway and the Philippines, the fourth being a dual national from Canada and Pakistan.
    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.
    Mohamed Dini Adan, a Somali military commander in Dhobley, said the army had stopped the "kidnappers who were trying to hide and sneak past the army".
    Somali forces heard reports that the gunmen were heading for a dense area of remote forest about 25km from Dhobley, and rushed to chase them down.
    "Thanks to God we foiled their aims of taking the hostages into the forest," said Somali General Osmail Sahardid, who led the operation, adding that three of the gunmen had been captured.
    Broad daylight
    Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri, reporting from Nairobi, said the group of kidnappers were on foot and had managed to get hold of a minibus, which then had two flat tyres.
    "The Somali army in the area spotted these men, and followed them back to where they were holding the hostages. There was then an intense shoot out."
    Moshiri said the freed hostages are currently in Dadaab refugee camp receiving medical treatment before being flown to Nairobi.
    "[The rescuing of the hostages] is good news for Kenya, as it was seen as highly embarrassing that the kidnapping took place in broad daylight in the refugee camp," she said.
    Residents in Dhobley said the local Ras Kamboni armed group, commanded by a former powerful Islamist warlord now allied to Kenya, were also involved in the rescue.
    A Kenyan driver was killed and two others were wounded during Friday's attack.
    Helicopters scrambled
    Kenyan security forces scrambled military helicopters and aircraft after gunmen attacked the NRC convoy at around midday Friday, while vehicles and troops on foot searched the remote scrubland either side of the porous border with Somalia.
    However, the aid workers' vehicle, which the gunmen stole after killing the driver, was found abandoned a few hours after the attack, and fears grew the gang had escaped with the aid workers into Somalia.
    Kenya, which invaded southern Somalia in October to attack al-Qaeda linked Islamist fighters, has troops about 120km deep into Somalia. However, the forces control only pockets of the vast territory.
    The kidnapping was the latest in a series of attacks in Dadaab, where gunmen last October seized two Spaniards working for Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).
    They are still being held hostage in Somalia.
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    Is this too hard to understand? The somalia militia mentioned works hand in hand with KDF last time i checked so if the above post was supposed to discredit KDF, work harder.
     
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    KDF can only discredit itself!
     
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    KDF can only discredit itself![/QUOTE]

    mate, KDF pulled alot of resources to arrest the situation under 24 hrs but if u believe TFG has special forces in southern somalia all is upto your imagination. KDF took a very decisive surgical strike and i commend the TFG for all works and coopereation accredited to this KDF's success. Again Read between the lines.
     
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    another thing to note is that ras kamboni is trained and armed by KDF they are kenya main ally in somalia just as allu sunna wal jamaca is to ethiopia this should be taken as a plus for KDF the most powerful army in entire EAC
     
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    Picking up freed captives is what KDF is good at! You guys you better stop fooling yourselves.
     
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    You are free to believe what you want if it plays to your gallery.
     
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    You are right!
     
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    It is strange that the Kenyan media is awash with the news of the freed foreign workers but almost no word about the dead "local" aid workers. This says a lot about the oblique and skewed mentality!
     
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