Hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish foreign ministry says.
Mr Gustafsson is being flown back to Sweden from Africa, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in a statement.
“It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Johan Gustafsson has been released,” Ms Wallström said.
She added that Mr Gustafsson was “in good spirits”, local media report.
Source: world bbc