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Danish Ship Rescues Hostages Held By Pirates

April 13 2012


A Danish warship has freed 12 hostages being held onboard a pirate vessel off the coast of Somalia, reports Xinhua, China's state news agency.

The frigate Absalon, part of NATO anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, stopped the pirate mother ship on Wednesday, according to the Danish navy.

Sixteen suspected pirates were arrested and detained onboard the Absalon, said a navy statement.

The nine Pakistanis and three Iranians had been held for more than a month and are...

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