Pirates said they would keep the crew to use as bargaining chips for the freedom of pirates jailed in India.
Posted by Isha Gupta
Somali security forces rescued a hijacked Indian cargo dhow on Monday, but pirates took the 11-member crew with them when they fled to land, authorities said.
The Al Kausar vessel was seized earlier this month, part of a sudden string of attacks by Somali pirates after years without a reported incident.
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MAST Note: Two hostages were subsequently rescued in a car, leaving nine crew in pirate hands.