Australian doctor kidnapped in Africa released after seven years

Dr Kenneth Elliott, from Perth, had been running a medical clinic in West Africa.
Australian Associated Press
Dr Kenneth Elliot. Photo: Facebook.

An 88-year-old Australian doctor held captive in West Africa for more than seven years has been released, the Federal Government says.

Dr Kenneth Elliott and his wife Jocelyn were kidnapped by terrorists in January 2016 near the border with Mali and Niger, where they were running a medical clinic.