Extremists Free Australian Woman Kidnapped in Burkina Faso

February 7, 2016 10:22 AM

4 0

NIAMEY, Niger — Islamic extremists have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, although her husband remains in captivity despite pleas from the family and efforts by officials to secure his release.

Jocelyn Elliott and her husband — surgeon Ken Elliott — were kidnapped on Jan. 15 near the Burkina Faso town of Djibo, where they have run a medical clinic for four decades. Al-Qaida's North Africa wing claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, though the group said in an audio recording Friday tha...

Also read: Muslim Woman Sues Security Company, Alleging Discrimination

Read more

To category page