Kid­napped Bri­tish woman freed in So­ma­lia

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MO­GADISHU | A Bri­tish tourist snatched by So­mali gun­men from a re­sort is­land in Kenya was freed Wed­nes­day af­ter more than six months in cap­tiv­ity, Bri­tain’s For­eign and Com­mon­wealth Of­fice said.

Ju­dith Teb­butt was taken in Septem­ber. Gun­men killed her hus­band, David Teb­butt, dur­ing the at­tack. But the kid­napped woman told BBC that she did not know of her hus­band’s death un­til two weeks af­ter her cap­ture.

An of­fi­cial with the So­mali mili­tia Ahlu Sun­nah Wal Jama who asked not to be named said a ran­som was paid to pi­rates for Mrs. Teb­butt’s re­lease. No fig­ure was given.

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