January 25th, 2012
01:54 AM ET

Aid workers kidnapped in Somalia are rescued

Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia last year were rescued during an operation early Wednesday, a Danish aid group said.

"After being held hostage for three months, American citizen Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted from Denmark have today successfully been rescued from their kidnappers in Somalia," a statement from the Danish Refugee Council said.

The details of their rescue were not immediately available, but the group said both were unharmed and at a safe location.

Gunmen abducted them in October after they visited humanitarian projects in the northern Galkayo area, the aid group said.

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  1. jane

    Thank God for that.Can they extend so that they help Kenya fight the Al shabaab and rescue the innocent people kidnapped by them?My brother was kidnapped recently while working.I think its not farre

    January 25, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Iceman

    Its not fare but thats the known risks that people take when we go into such areas like this. We know the riusks and we except those risks , to help mankind and thats what we need to remember. Chances are that (IF) your brother was kidnapped than hell be ok, besides in that part of the world a dead monkey is a worthless one but a live monkey is a good chip for both partys!

    January 25, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. rooney©

    It was the Navy Seals that rescued them. They are so cool!

    January 25, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. English teacher

    Oh dear.

    January 25, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. Somalian thugs

    How dare you foreigners come here and try to help our people!

    January 25, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Hecate

      Okay. We won't anymore.

      January 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Paul

    GO NAVY! Welcome home, Jessica and Poul!

    January 25, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. the_dude

    I know this is neither here nor there but man Jessica Buchanan is hot. Thanks for saving the pretty lady.

    January 25, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. The other dude

    She looks like a fatty.

    January 25, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tingle

    Heard on the news it was Seal Team 6. Yeah, baby!!!

    January 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    I love the way our Navy Seals are being utlized now. If not for our president, you still wouldn't know about them.

    January 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |