Aid workers kidnapped near Dadaab camp freed, officials
A Somali military commander said the four had been freed in an “overnight rescue operation”, Reuters reported.
“Our forces have rescued the four aid workers kidnapped from Kenya in an overnight rescue operation”, reported Colonel Abdullahi Moalim who also added: “they are healthy and unhurt”.
Kenya’s Military Spokesman Colonel Cyrus Oguna said that the rescue operation was a joint Kenya-Somalia forces mission.
The four workers from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) were kidnapped by gunmen from Dadaab refugee camp near the border with Somalia on Friday.
A Kenyan driver was killed during the attack.
An NRC spokesman, Rolf Vestvik, said the council would issue a statement within the hour.