Ecuador reports rescue of 2 kidnapped foreigners

October 1, 2012 5:42:59 AM PDT
Authorities in Ecuador say two foreign tourists who were kidnapped during a visit to a nature reserve in the Amazon have been rescued.

Interior Minister Jose Serrano says the 32-year-old Australian woman and 23-year-old Englishwoman "are in good condition."

Serrano hasn't given any details of the operation except to say the women were rescued Saturday night, a day after they were taken in the Cuyabeno reserve in northern Ecuador.

The government says three other foreigners were with the two women when the group was set upon in the park. The other three weren't taken by the kidnappers.

Officials haven't released the names of any of the foreigners.