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Hostage Judith Tebbutt freed by captors in Somalia

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British tourist Judith Tebbutt, 56, who was snatched by Somali gunmen from a resort island in Kenya and whose husband David Tebbutt was killed in the attack, is seen after being freed following more than six months in captivity in Adado, Somalia Wednesday, March 21.

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British hostage Judith Tebbutt, is pictured at a house in Adado, central Somalia on March 21, before her departure. British hostage Judith Tebbutt was released in Somalia on March 21, more than six months after she was abducted from an isolated Kenyan resort by kidnappers who killed here husband.

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British hostage Judith Tebbutt, left, is escorted to a plane at Adado airport after she was released in central Somalia on March 21. Freed British hostage Judith Tebbutt arrived Wednesday in the Kenyan capital after being released in war-torn Somalia where she had been held in captivity for more than six months.

 

By msnbc.com 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.