Update: 2 German Tourists Kidnapped in Ethiopia Released, Official Says

Ethiopia says two German tourists who have been held hostage for six weeks are released. (Image from Photovolcanica)

By Associated Press

Updated: Thursday, March 8, 12:59 PM

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.

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