|Published : 12 Apr 2017, 20:58:57|
Somali forces rescue eight Indian crew
MOGADISHU, Apr 12: Security forces of Somalia have rescued eight Indian sailors who were kidnapped by pirates.
The sailors of a ship hijacked last week were rescued after regional forces surrounded their pirate captors in a small village outside Hobyo town, Abdullahi Ahmed Ali, the mayor of Hobyo. Four pirates were also arrested during the operation, he said.
Security forces freed the vessel and two of the crew on Monday. The pirates escaped with the other eight who have now been freed, the official said.
The Al Kausar was the third ship hijacked within the space of a month after a five-year lull.
source – BBC/AP