Somali pirates flee hijacked Indian dhow, take 11-member crew hostage

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. 

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