Three Red Cross staff freed after Mali kidnap

Three Red Cross workers captured in northeastern Mali last weekend by Islamist group Ansar Dine have been freedThree Red Cross workers captured in northeastern Mali last weekend by Islamist group Ansar Dine have been freed, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday. “The best news we could get: our three colleagues in Mali are free, safe and sound,” ICRC head Peter Maurer said on Twitter, with the news confirmed by the aid group’s spokesman in Bamako, Valery Mbaoh Nana. “Our colleagues have been set free without conditions,” Mbaoh Nana told AFP in Bamako.

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