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Jan 19, 2020
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Pirates release 19 Indians kidnapped from commercial vessel off western coast of Africa

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Nineteen Indians kidnapped by pirates from a commercial vessel from the high seas off the western coast of Africa last month, have been released while one died in their captivity. The Indian seafarers were kidnapped from the vessel MT Duke on the 15th of last month. 

The Indian High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria said in a tweet that the Government of India and the Mission gave the highest priority and worked with the Nigerian government on the release of Indian seafarers. The Indian High Commission said, the Mission is assisting in their speedy return.

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