Somali pirates free British hostage, witnesses say

March 21, 2012 11:51

MOGADISHU - Somali pirates have freed British hostage Judith Tebbutt who was kidnapped in neighboring Kenya last September, witnesses and a regional official said on Wednesday.

"After efforts today, we have succeeded in the release of the British woman. She just left from Adado airport to Nairobi," Omar Mohammed Diirey, a regional administration official told Reuters from Adado in central Somalia.

Two witnesses said they saw Tebbutt boarding an airplane that left from Adado airport.

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