September 19th, 2011
07:36 AM ET

Officials: English tourist kidnapped by Somali pirates

An English tourist kidnapped from a remote Kenyan resort is being held by Somali pirates in a remote corner of the lawless country, according to experts and security analysts in Nairobi.

"Gangs from Southern Somalia took her up the coast and then moved her several times," said Andrew Mwangura, a piracy expert and maritime editor of Somalia Report, an independent online publication.

Judith Tebbutt was abducted by armed men from a remote safari lodge near to the Somali border earlier this month. Her husband, David Tebbutt, was killed in the attack when he resisted, according to Kenyan police.

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  1. Smart british family man !

    Well family "I think this year we'll sail out to the coast of somolia! Drop anchor and vacation off their beutiful coastal waters for about a week"! And remember Kids, "theres no such thing as pirates any more !! "You'll see the people of somolia are a very warm and inviting people that are very friendly towards forieners " set the sails! And set a course for the coast of somolia !!!...... Full speed ahead !!!!.......

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