Somali Gunmen Release 3 Aid Workers
Somali Gunmen Release 3 Aid Workers

Officials in Kenya say three foreign aid workers kidnapped by Somali gunmen in July in northern Kenya have been released.

Authorities say the three were released Saturday and are expected to fly to Nairobi.

After their abduction by gunmen in the Kenyan border town of Mandera, the three were taken into Somalia.  

It is not clear whether a ransom was paid for the release of the humanitarian aid workers.  Their nationalities are not immediately known.

Somalia is chaotic after 18 years of internal strife, and foreigners are frequent kidnap targets.  Kidnap victims usually are released unharmed, but in many cases only after a ransom is paid.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.