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India’s navy rescues two hijacked boats. British military warns of two pirate groups in Indian Ocean

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s naval forces have rescued an Iranian-flagged fishing vessel hijacked by Somali pirates and freed its 19 crew members off the east coast of Somalia. A navy statement on Tuesday said the ship intercepted the vessel late Monday and forced 11 pirates to release the crew and boat. The crew members were Pakistani nationals. The rescue came a day after Indian forces freed another Iranian fishing vessel and its 17 crew members in the same waters. Later that day, the navy said in a statement it also rescued a Sri Lankan fishing vessel, together with forces from Seychelles and Sri Lanka.

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