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Hostage Judith Tebbutt freed by captors in Somalia

By staff and news services

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A British tourist snatched by Somali gunmen from a resort island in Kenya was freed on Wednesday after more than six months in captivity, according to reports. Judith Tebbutt was taken in September by gunmen who killed her husband, David Tebbutt, during the attack. The Associated Press reported that Tebbutt's release on Wednesday was confirmed by a Somali pirate named Bile Hussein and by an official with the militia Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama named Mohammed Hussein. Read the full account of Tebbutt's release here.