Contact with Somalia kidnappers

AFP reports that contact between the authorities in Puntland, Somalia and the kidnappers of one British and one Spanish journalist in Bosasso has been made,

“The kidnappers are asking for a ransom, but we refuse negotiations. We just want them to be released,” [Bossaso Governor Musa Gueleh Yusuf] said without elaborating. “We are not giving ransom. If they don’t release them we will attack them.” link

The two were kidnapped on 26 November and their names have not been officially confirmed. Authorities suspect two Somali journalists working with the two foreigners may have been involved in the kidnap. We will continue to update the original post on this kidnap. You can follow all the developments here.