Somalia: Al Shabaab release photos of hostages 19 Jan 19, 2012 - 8:39:43 AM
MOGADISHU, Somalia Jan 19 2012 (Garowe Online) - The terrorist organization Al Shabaab have released photos of two captives who were abducted in Wajir district located in north Kenya, Radio Garowe reports.
The two hostages named Fredrick Irungu Wainaina 56 and Yesse Mule Edward 30 both are government officials who were first seen on a back of pick up truck in the town of Bardhere in southern Somalia.
The men who were abducted after Al Shabaab insurgents raided the town and killed 6 police officers before escaping with 3 hostages.
The third hostage to be taken was of Somali descent, his whereabouts have not been disclosed yet.
One of Al Shabaab's prominent leaders Ali Dhere on Tuesday stated that the number of Kenyan troops in Somalia and the number of Al Shabaab insurgents that infiltrated Kenya are the same.
The Kenyan military has been conducting military operations in southern Somalia since October 2011.