Five kidnapped Pakistani fishermen return from India

09:47, June 28, 2011      

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Five Pakistani fishermen set free from the captivity of Somali pirates by the Indian navy returned to Karachi Monday night.

The fishermen have been in the custody of Indian police since they were rescued on March 12 by the Indian navy.

An Iranian and a Pakistani were killed in an exchange of fire during the rescue mission.

The five Pakistanis were held in an Indian prison for three months because they did not have the necessary documents.

A Pakistani civil rights activist, Ansar Burney, said that he had contacted the Indian authorities for the release of the fishermen.

Relatives of the freed fishermen received them at the Karachi international airport.

Last week six Indian nationals, who were released by Somali pirates after paying ransom, were brought to Karachi by a Pakistan navy ship before being handed over to the Indian diplomats.

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