Pirates free hostages

Leon Dias crew released by captors.

Foreign sailors seized off Nigeria freed

Niger Delta oil rebels have freed five foreign hostages seized last month off the coast of Nigeria, a maritime consultancy firm and the Russian foreign ministry said on Thursday.

The Greek-flagged chemical tanker MT Leon Dias was hijacked on January 29 near Brass in the restive oil-rich region, in southern Nigeria.

The attackers left the vessel two days later, but took away two Filipinos, two Russians and one Georgian as hostages.

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Source: globalpost.com

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