19 May 2010

Suadi forces free kidnapped German girls

5:59 pm on 19 May 2010

Saudi security forces have freed two German girls kidnapped in Yemen last year.

They were part of a family of five, kidnapped along with another four people, almost 12 months ago in Yemen's northern region.

Two German nurses and a South Korean were found dead shortly afterwards.

A statement issued by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says the girls were found in the disputed border region between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The condition of the remaining hostages is unknown.

Another toddler, the children's parents and a British national are still missing.