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Crew kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2010 free

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Crew kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2010 free

Aljazeera: Agencies, 08 Jun 2014

URL: http://goo.gl/RtuNRA
Eleven sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for more than three years have arrived safely in Kenya, mediators who helped secure their freedom said.

The 11 men - from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Iran - were crew of the Malaysian-owned cargo vessel MV Albedo, which was hijacked 1,500km off the coast of Somalia in November 2010, while sailing from the United Arab Emirates to Kenya.

Abdi Yusuf Hassan, the interior minister of Somalia's Galmudug region, said on Saturday that the sailors were released with no ransom paid.