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Canadian aid workers resting in Nairobi after harrowing kidnapping ordeal

One of the released aid workers Canadian Steven Dennis, 37, arrives by Kenyan military helicopter at Wilson airport in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, July 2, 2012. A pro-government Somali militia group said Monday that it rescued the four aid workers kidnapped by gunmen from a refugee camp in Kenya last week. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

TORONTO - An international aid agency says two Canadians are taking a day of rest in Nairobi to recover from their harrowing kidnapping and rescue.

Rolf Vestvik, with the Norwegian Refugee Council, says it's important they have some quiet time even though they appear to be fine.

The duo, Steven Dennis, of Toronto, and Qurat-Ul-Ain Sadazai, of Gatineau, Que., were among four aid workers snatched at gunpoint near the Kenya-Somalia border on Friday.

A pro-government militia rescued them Monday from inside Somalia in a daring mission that saw one of their captors killed.

Vestvik says Dennis wants to go back to the refugee camp where they were abducted to continue his work.

Sadazai has close relatives in Nairobi but it's not clear what plans she has.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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