Ethiopia rebels say they freed two German tourists

By REUTERS
March 6, 2012 16:20

ADDIS ABABA - A rebel group in the Afar region of Ethiopia said on Tuesday it had released two German tourists held since January.

The Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unit Front (ARDUF) said in a statement it had apologized to the two Germans, who were seized after an ambush that left five European tourists dead.

ARDUF said it handed the two Germans over to local elders.

There was no immediate comment available from German or Ethiopian officials.


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