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Pirates Release Sailors Abducted in Somali Port

From Times Wire Reports

About 20 Philippine seamen kidnapped by pirates in Somalia have been released, officials said.

The men were freed Saturday, and it was not clear whether any ransom had been paid, said Roy Cimatu, the government’s special envoy to the Middle East.

The men were seized after their oil tanker, the United Arab Emirates-registered MT LIN1, unloaded its cargo at a southern Somali port March 29, the Philippine Foreign Affairs Department said.


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