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Pirates Free Ship, Crew After Ransom Is Paid

June 14 2011


Somali pirates have released the crew of a seized Egyptian merchant vessel after receiving a ransom payment of $2.1 million, reports Pakistan's Dawn.

The Panama-flagged MV Suez was hijacked last August in the Gulf of Aden.

The 22-member crew included four Pakistanis, six Indians, 11 Egyptians and a Sri Lankan, Pakistani officials said.

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