Both men were working with a United Nations landmine removal project for the Swedish Rescue Services when they were taken captive by islamic extremists on Saturday morning in the city of Hudur, around 400 kilometers northwest of the capital Mogadishu. The men were later released on Saturday afternoon.
The Swedish man, named Ulf Flink, is currently recovering in the Kenyan capital. It is unknown when he will return to Sweden.
The Swedish Rescue Services has been running a landmine project since spring last year and had thought to finish end of September this year. Altogether, nine people are currently working on the project.