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Aid workers kidnapped in Somalia are safe-source

Two aid workers kidnapped by gunmen in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region are in good health and their abductors are negotiating with local elders to free them, a source close to the captors said on Friday. The source, who did not want to be named, said the Briton and Kenyan were being held near where they were seized on Wednesday, some 75 miles (120 km) south of Puntland’s capital Bossasso. They worked for the CARE International relief agency. “The hostages are fine and healthy. We have provided them with water and food, they have no problem,” the source told Reuters by telephone. “Our clan elders have communicated with us and we have started dialogue with them. They have told the governor of Bari province to wait for word from them.” Full Story

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