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Somali Troops Free British Oil Worker; 1 Killed

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BOSSASO, Somalia , October 9, 2008 – A Somali government official says troops have freed a British oil worker abducted in northern Somalia .

Energy and Minerals Ministry official Farah Abdi Hussein says one of the abductors has been killed and another wounded during a battle to free the man. The oil worker, an employee of Canada-based Africa Oil Corp., was unharmed.

Hussein says the oil worker is a British citizen and not Pakistani as earlier reported. Hussein is the official who liaises between the ministry and Canada-based Africa Oil Corp.

Foreigners are often targeted for ransoms in Somalia and off its lawless coast, where pirates are holding several ships including a Ukrainian vessel laden with 33 tanks and other heavy weapons.

Source: AP

 


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