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Nato captures pirates, frees hostages

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    Nato captures pirates, frees hostages

    Dutch commandos have freed 20 hostages who had been forced to sail a pirate "mother ship" attacking commercial vessels in the strategic Gulf of Aden, Nato officials have said. Skip related content
    Related photos / videos Nato captures pirates, frees hostages Nato Lieutenant Commander Alexandre Fernandes said the hostages were freed after Dutch naval forces, on a Nato mission, captured seven pirates who attacked a Greek-managed tanker.

    The officials said a Dutch frigate responded when the pirates, armed with rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, attacked the MT Handytankers Magic, managed by Roxana Shipping SA of Greece.

    On Friday, five gunmen in a skiff neared a Danish cargo vessel, the MV Puma, in the Gulf of Aden, prompting US and South Korean warships to send aircraft to the scene.
    Source ITN