KENYA: Al Shabaab release Cuban doctors abducted in Mandera

October 2030 TheStar ;The two Cuban doctors who were abducted by al Shabaab militia in Mandera have been released, according to the Daily Mail.

The two, Landy Rodriguez and Herera Correa, were kidnapped in a daring road ambush where the gunmen shot and killed one of the police officers guarding the medics.

The two doctors were being escorted to work when two salon cars blocked their way in the ambush.

A senior Somali intelligence official told The Associated Press that the doctors were released over the weekend after months of negotiations with their captors.

He declined to give further details.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Several sources told the AP that Somali intelligence, acting at the request of the Cuban government, negotiated for the doctors’ release after it obtained a video showing them a few months ago.

However, when contacted, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs ministry said they were not aware of the developments and would reach out once they were fully furnished with details.

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