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3 women kidnapped in Senegal freed

28 May 2013, 14:11

Ziguinchor - A politician says three of the 12 employees of a South African bomb disposal company who were kidnapped by rebels in southern Senegal on May 3 have been released.

Robert Sagna, the ex-mayor of the city of Ziguinchor, who remains an influential political figure, told The Associated Press the three women hostages were handed over in the nearby village of Kassolol, and were being driven to the capital of neighbouring Guinea-Bissau.

They were among a dozen employees working to clear mines for Denel Mechem, the South African company that began working in the area around Ziguinchor in July 2012.

Sagna said that negotiations are ongoing for the release of the nine other captives, who he said are being held by Cesar Atoute Badiate, a rebel leader with the MFDC.

- AP

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