Somali Pirates Release Hostage

British woman held for 6 months

Lamu island

The woman was kidnapped from Lamu island in Kenya     Photo: Mark Jordahl/Flickr

Somali pirates on Wednesday freed a British woman six months after capturing her off the coast of Kenya. Judith Tebbutt, 56, disappeared from a Kenyan resort last September after a group of pirates shot and killed her husband. She was released Wednesday after her son arranged to have a private security company pay her kidnappers an undisclosed ransom. Tebbutt said she was given medical treatment during her captivity and that her captors made her "feel as comfortable as possible." She is believed to be in Nairobi with her son while she awaits transport to England.

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