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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