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The kidnappers ambushed a convoy of cars carrying the journalists in the southern state of Akwa Ibom on Monday as it approached Aba, in neighboring Abia state.

“Due to the pressure from various quarters, the kidnappers had to release us this morning,” Wahab Oba, chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, told reporters shortly after being freed.

Mr. Oba said no ransom was paid for their release. The gunmen initially had demanded $1.7 million.


Iran to file complaint over mosque attack

TEHRAN | Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday Iran will file a complaint to international bodies about the deadly mosque bombing by an insurgent group he has said the U.S. supports.

The twin suicide bombings of a mosque in southeast Iran killed 28 people Thursday night, in an attack claimed by the Jundallah insurgent group as revenge for the execution of its leader by Iranian authorities in June.

Mr. Ahmadinejad did not specify whether the complaint would be specifically against the U.S., but he did tell state TV that America supported the bombings.