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Three Indian sailors released from Somali pirates

Three Indian sailors were rescued by Yemeni Special Forces from Somali pirates and are reported to be safe, barring an injury to one of them, official sources said on Wednesday.

india Updated: May 06, 2009 20:09 IST

Three Indian sailors were rescued by Yemeni Special Forces from Somali pirates and are reported to be safe, barring an injury to one of them, official sources said on Wednesday.

"All three Indians on board have been safely rescued with one crew injured. The ship owners have made arrangements to repatriate them to India immediately," Directorate General of Shipping said in a release.

The three sailors were employed in the vessel, MV GNA, which was hijacked on April 26. The sailors and the vessels were freed on April 27 by the Yemeni Special Forces.

The family members of the sailors have been informed about their safe release, according to the release.