French agent kidnapped in Somalia escapes

August 26, 2009 19:40

A French security agent kidnapped by insurgents in Somalia last month said Wednesday that he escaped while his captors slept. He said he then walked five hours through one of the most dangerous cities in the world to safety at the country's presidential palace. Marc Aubriere was seized along with another agent on July 14. He denies reports that he killed any of his captors during his escape. Aubriere told The Associated Press before boarding a plane to leave Mogadishu that "the militants who were holding me treated me well, they were giving me nice food." He says, "I was not harmed. There is no one I have killed or injured while I was escaping."

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