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Indian Navy apprehends 15 Somali pirates

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Jan 31, IRNA -- The 15 Somali pirates, who were apprehended by the Indian Navy following a gunbattle off the coast of Lakshadweep Islands, will be interrogated in Mumbai Monday.

'They (pirates) are being brought to Mumbai and their interrogation would take place today,' pti reported quoting Commander PVS Satish, the naval spokesperson as said.

The pirates were caught after the Thailand-registered 'Prantalay' which was being used by them was intercepted by Navy's Fast Attack Craft (FAC) INS Canskaro on Friday last in the Arabian Sea.

The pirates were using the Thai fishing trawler as 'mother-ship' which they had hijacked some times back.

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