Somalia: Western hostages freed in US military raid
Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia three months ago have been freed in a rare US military raid.
US officials have confirmed that elite US Navy Seals were dropped into Somalia to carry out the overnight operation which resulted in a shoot-out.
The two hostages were freed uninjured, although nine of their captors are said to have been killed. No casualties have been reported among US forces.
The hostages - a US woman and a Danish man - were seized on 25 October.
The BBC's Security correspondent Frank Gardner reports.
25 Jan 2012