Somali extremists freed the Bulgarian Danka Panchova
Somali extremists have freed the six foreigners, which include the Bulgarian citizen Danka Panchova, that were kidnapped in November 2008 in the central parts of the turbulent African country, announced Reuters citing witnesses. According to the information, four humanitary workers and two Kenyan pilots were transported to the airport in Mogadishu and are currently under medical care.
The humanitarian workers from the organization “Action against hunger”, which included two French citizens, one Bulgarian and one Belgian, were kidnapped by a Somali armed group that imitated the actions of “Al Kaida”.
Danka Panchova was freed in Somalia along with five other people that were held hostage for nine months. This was confirmed by the spokesman of the Ministry of foreign relations Dragovest Goranov.
The Bulgarian is in good health. The freed humanitarian workers are currently flying to Kenia, where they are expected by representatives of the organization “Action against hunger”, which they work for.