Three humanitarian aid workers were freed by Al-Shabaab in Somalia yesterday, the local Garowe news site reported.
The aid workers were kidnapped by the armed group in July in Far-Libah area, whilst working for the charity Hello Trust. A parent of one of the aid workers said on the condition of anonymity that Al-Shabaab demanded a ransom of $13,000 each from the families.
No other information is known currently about the aid workers.
Al-Shabaab recently released seven aid workers in Somalia in return for a ransom payment made in weapons. The armed group is open to negotiations and ransom taking.
Al-Shabaab seeks to fight government forces and implement a strict version of Islamic law across Somalia. The group is affiliated with Al-Qaeda and has attracted greater security in the region from the African Union.