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India thanks Somalia for rescuing Indians hijacked by pirates

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expressed her happiness in a tweet to confirm the rescue of Indian crews of MV AL Kausar and thanked Somali authorities.

Somalia’s military has rescued eight Indian crew members who had been held hostage by pirates.

The External Affairs minister thanked Federal Government of Somalia, Galmudug state authorities and people of Somalia for their help and cooperation. Swaraj also thanked India’s High Commissioner in Kenya for her efforts in securing the release of the Indians.

I am happy to inform that 10 Indian nationals working as crew on MV AL Kausar which was hijacked by pirates have been rescued. We thank Federal Government of Somalia, Galmudug state authorities and people of Somalia for their help and cooperation. I appreciate Ms.Suchitra Durai, our High Commissioner in Kenya for her good work.