22 hostages freed from pirates’ ship

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Twenty-two hostages held captive for nearly three years by Somali pirates have been rescued by troops who raided a hijacked ship.

Forces of Somalia’s Puntland region captured the Panama-flagged MV Iceberg 1 which was docked near the Gara’ad coastal village in Mudung region.

The ship was hijacked on 29 March, 2010.