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SEALs free U.S. hostage, kill 3 pirates

By Lara Jakes and Elizabeth A. Kennedy - The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Apr 12, 2009 17:17:59 EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya — U.S. Navy snipers opened fire and killed three pirates holding an American captain at gunpoint, delivering the skipper unharmed and ending a five-day high-seas hostage drama on Easter Sunday.

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