NATO rescues captives held by Somali pirates

NATO rescues captives held by Somali pirates


NATO warships have rescued nine Pakistani, 20 Indian and five Iranian crew members of Iranian and Indian vessels held by Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa.

On 7 January, a Danish warship freed nine Pakistanis and five Iranians off the Somali coast after intercepting an Iranian dhow used by pirates as a mothership from which to launch attacks.

The pirates tried to escape to the Somali coast but stopped when Danish navy snipers fired warning shots. A search team, backed by a helicop...


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