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Two Kenyan officers set free by al-Shabab militants

from BBC

( 10, 2015)-Two Kenyan officers, abducted by al-Shabab militants more than two years ago, have been set freed.

Kenya's police say the men are in good health, but traumatized.

The officers were taken in May 2013 in an attack by the Islamist militants in north-eastern Garissa County, close to the border with Somalia.

According to the BBC, the Somalia-based group killed over one hundred people in an attack on Kenya's Garissa University College in April, 2015.

The two men were taken across the border to Somalia, where they were repeatedly moved between different al-Shabab camps.

The officers were released on 25 June, but news of the operation was only made public Thursday, July 9, the BBC said.

The al-Qaeda-linked group has carried out numerous attacks near the long porous border with Somalia.

It says it is at war with Kenya and wants the country withdraw troops from Somalia.

Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to help the weak Somali Government in Mogadishu fight the militants, it added.


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