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‎3 Red Cross workers freed after being held hostage in Mali



Humanitarian organisation, Red Cross has revealed that three of their workers have been freed unharmed after they were held hostage in Northern Mali.

“The best news we could get: our three colleagues in Mali are free, safe and sound,” Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), said on Twitter.

According to the Red Cross, contact with the four staff was lost on Saturday as they were driving back to their base in the town of Kidal.

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One of the four was found on Sunday and said the team had been accosted by a man on a motorcycle who demanded they follow him.

“They were detained by a community in northern Mali before being released this morning,” said Valery Mbaoh Nana, the ICRC’s spokesman in Mali’s capital Bamako.

He said he could give no further details for security reasons.

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