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2 German tourists kidnapped in Ethiopia released, official says

AP at the Canadian Press  March 8, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – An Ethiopian official says two German tourists who were kidnapped during an attack by gunmen in January have been released.

Ethiopia’s foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti said the Germans were freed from kidnappers who were associated with the country’s archrival, Eritrea.

He denied claims two days ago by a rebel group from Ethiopia’s northern Afar region that the group had released the tourists.

Dina said he couldn’t give any further details about the Germans’ release, including their health status or when they were freed.

The German Foreign Ministry had had no immediate comment.

Five tourists were killed and two wounded in the Jan. 18 attack in Ethiopia’s arid north

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